Climate Change Scientist: “Facts” about hiatus and climate models are wrong

Delingpole: The Pause in Global Warming Is Real, Admits Climategate Scientist

This is the shocking admission of a paper published this week in Nature Geoscience. It’s shocking because the paper’s lead author is none other than Ben Santer – one of the more vociferous and energetic alarmists exposed in the Climategate emails.


According to the paper’s abstract:

In the early twenty-first century, satellite-derived tropospheric warming trends were generally smaller than trends estimated from a large multi-model ensemble.


We conclude that model overestimation of tropospheric warming in the early twenty-first century is partly due to systematic deficiencies in some of the post-2000 external forcings used in the model simulations.

Translation: the real-world temperature increases were much smaller than our spiffy, expensive computer models predicted.

Its significance did not pass unnoticed by this veteran climate scientist:

Roger A. Pielke Sr on Twitter

Wow! “most early 21st century…model tropospheric warming is substantially larger than observed” h/t @RyanMaue