If Carter’s claim about the accuracy of the satellite series is true then why is that declining trend not seen in those satellite records? Perhaps you wish to argue that although the satellite records are the most accurate, they’re still not accurate enough to capture the true nature of global temperature, but in that case it’s just as damaging to Carter’s claim of a declining trend as it is to anyone else’s. If you cannot determine the real trend from even the most accurate record then you cannot determine that the real trend is a decline.
And what about the time interval of that “trend?” Why choose 2002 as the starting point rather than a date that gives a statistically significant trend? Go ahead, pick any interval ending at the present with a statistically significant trend in any of the global temp records. Tell us which way the trend is headed.]]>
Ove if the world is warming up wouldnt you expect the water to warm and some damage to corals? or could it relate to other factors like UV rays due to ozone loss? We are told that the temp swings are unprecedented and the coral wont cope with the rapid changes in temperatures. There have been much more dramatic changes in temperature since the dalton and maunder minimums, it appears they survived the cooling and warming!
coral bleaching is not evidence of human enhanced warming.
once again i state the facts that ocean temps have been flat to declining since the argo buoys were introduced, sea level rise has slowed and the trend in satellite data has also been down since 2001..surely that should raise questions given the significant increase in co2?
The world does have a real problem and that is population.
People that fall back on the science is settled should be ashamed to call themselves scientists
(Toby – read papers by me and others to understand how wrong you are on the reef issue – it goes to the heart of your inability to distinguish weather (driving bleaching events) from climate (long term loss of reefs when we get beyond +2oC. If you don’t get that, then I can’t help you further).]]>