As an engineer I've had much training in the basic sciences. I was taught to think logically, to analyze the data, chart it and draw conlusions--to "connect the dots".
As a matter of fact, all Americans who took any science have gone through this process.
That is except for the New York Times.
Using NASA data, Junkscience.com has done a favor and "connected the dots" of artic warming.
For us and for the New York Times.