'He claims that the weather is the most extreme in 10,000 years based on a baseline of 'the last few decades' -- 'There were twice as many daily all-time high temperature records set or tied during the 1930s as in the 2000s, for USHCN stations which were operational during both decades. That is why he doesn't start his baseline until the 1950s. Perhaps the 1930s was more than 10,000 years ago?'
Kaufmann: 'Two years ago, I gave a talk to a general audience in New Jersey about climate change. And an older gentleman asked me 'why should I believe in this climate change - I was watching Fox News and they said the Earth's temperature hasn't changed in 10 years and has actually gone down'. So I went back and checked the data and found that was just about right'