I should have set this up much earlier, and have done so now because I want to alert readers to an excellent essay by Willis Eschenbach about whether there has been any acceleration in sea-level rise in the satellite period. Sea-levels were the subject of a recent essay.
He says No, after some straightforward analysis which is accessible to most readers. It might be more accurate to say that he cannot find any significant acceleration in the satellite data. The Comments are worth reading, because there are some interesting critical comments. And yes, Tamino says the opposite, but then Tamino doesn’t like criticism, and bans you if you offer any.
Commenters sometimes chide one another for ‘cherry-picking’ — choosing particular starting and finishing dates to suggest a trend. Whoever did this graph (I’ve lost where it came from) has provided all sorts of trends , each of which depends on where you start and where you finish. You can see that the possibilities are almost endless.