You have to pinch yourself to see if you are awake when you read the lengths believers in man made global warming (AGW) go to avoid accepting evidence against their belief.
Matthew England is an academic and fervent believer in AGW. He has written a new paper which supposedly shows that increasing trade winds are responsible for the hiatus in temperature increase.
According to England increased Trade wind speeds are causing the “missing heat” to be carried down to the ocean bottom. Apparently when the Trade winds resume their normal speed the heat will spring out of the ocean and AGW will continue with a vengeance (see The warming is hiding in the bottom of the ocean. Someday it will pop out and say BOO!).
Seriously, that’s what his paper says.
The hiatus in temperature, that is temperature has stopped, is a complete contradiction to AGW. Lord Monckton shows this in his usual elegant fashion:
Even Skeptical Science has warmed to the idea:
So there it is, temperature as measured by the most reliable of the temperature indices, the satellite RSS shows temperature flat for over 17 years which according to Ben Santer, a leading pro-AGW scientist, makes it climatically significant.
Santer says this:
Our results show that temperature records of at least 17 years in length are required for identifying human effects on global-mean tropospheric temperature
The converse of this of course is that 17 years is also sufficient to identify NO human effects on climate.
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