Warmists finally admit temperature is not warmingRichard Treadgold | May 31, 2013
At The Daily Blog two weeks ago Renowden complained (emphasis mine):
What we object to, Andy, is not the obvious behaviour of the surface temperature record, but your continued conflation of temperature with warming. Stop claiming that “warming has stopped”, and we can move on to talk about ice melt, rapid Arctic warming, and the impact on northern hemisphere weather patterns instead of indulging in silly semantics.
At last! How wonderful. For years we’ve been saying it’s not warming — the readings aren’t going up! Can’t you see that? We suffered these stupid explanations that there’s no stasis, we still have warming, in fact (some said) warming has accelerated.
But the stupidity was how apologists for warming talked about the high temperatures since 2000. During the 1990s, temperatures rose to a peak until a stasis developed about 2001 and continues.
We heard repeatedly that “temperatures have been rising for a couple of decades” and “temperatures this century are the highest/2nd highest/3rd highest… in 100/200/500/1000 years.”
The implication was that temperatures were still rising. But it was only an implication, not a reality. Sure, the temperatures were high, but you would expect that after a peak, wouldn’t you? As they went down, the high temperatures approaching the peak would be repeated. Obvious!
The truth was that temperatures were coming down. Slowly, for sure, but they weren’t rising. Average temperatures in some years were declared to be even higher than the 1990s. But when you investigated, they were higher only by a few thousandths of a degree. Never mind, that didn’t stop record temperatures being claimed as though they meant something.
Anyway, I seemed to say endlessly that, though the temperatures were high, they were not rising and no warming should be claimed. Now, finally, we hear an apologist for warming complain to one of the sceptics that “temperature is not [the same as] warming.”
Warming has not proceeded, globally, as predicted by climate models 30 years ago. Even the latest models fail to echo real temperatures from the recent past. For example, Roy Spencer provides this perspective:
So we might conclude that perhaps reason is returning amongst our warmist friends. I can imagine it causing them some discomfort.