Weasel words and the missing hotspot
The fundamental flaw in the anthropogenic global warming theory is the missing hotspot in the troposphere over the tropics, see David Evans’: http://sciencespeak.com/MissingSignature.pdf
As Albert Einstein said: “No amount of experimentation can prove me right, one experiment can prove me wrong.”
The IPCC has never claimed to have found the hotspot but characterised contradictory satellite and radiosonde (weather balloon) data as “unreliable”. They’d rather we believe the climate models which predict a hotspot over the equator than the real life data which show it doesn’t exist. Yet another attempt to gloss over this fundamental weakness in the man-made global warming theory is made in a recent paper by Peter W. Thorne, John R. Lanzante, Thomas C. Peterson, Dian J. Seidel and Keith P. Shine: Tropospheric temperature trends: history of an ongoing controversy. In the Abstract it concluded that there is no reasonable evidence of a fundamental disagreement between tropospheric temperature trends from models and observations when uncertainties in both are treated comprehensively.
Jo Nova has posted a useful deconstruction of the Thorne et al paper here: http://joannenova.com.au/2010/11/thorne-2010-a-very-incomplete-history-of-the-missing-hot-spot/
David Evans wrote: “They have resorted to cheating. For example, see pages 30 -36 of http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/corruption/climate-corruption.pdf. There they use the old coloring in trick, as well as replacing most of the temp data from radiosondes with wind shear data and a theory. Bottom line: Only warming pattern change data during warming counts, and warming stopped in 2002. So the radiosonde data is it, and the hotspot ain’t there.”