...and outs himself as a conspiracy theorist
Anthony Watts has posted an article on WUWT by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, Weatherbell Analytics who thinks that carbon dioxide doesn't obey the laws of physics. For someone who's supposed to be a trained meteorologist he displays a remarkable level of ignorance. His article is a real gish gallop with no supporting evidence or links to data to support his erroneous claims.
Do all the commenters shriek loudly:- "Proof, Joe, where's your proof. Where are the links to your assertions?" like they do when someone says "the globe is warming?" Nope, not at all. Finally a couple of people protest mildly and then Steven Mosher comes in and has a go at him. I'll just pick a couple of Joseph's "wrongs".
1) Warming not ‘global’. It is shown in satellite data to be northern hemisphere only
(2) It is now not warming. Warming (global mean and northern hemisphere) stopped in the 1990s
You're wrong, Joe. Warming is still happening and warming is global. It didn't stop in the 1990s. The northern hemisphere warming isn't offset by cooling in the southern hemisphere. Both hemispheres are warming. It's warming more in the northern hemisphere overall just as expected, because that's where there is more land (the southern hemisphere is mostly ocean), plus there is Arctic amplification. (Click chart to enlarge.)
|Source: NASA GISTemp|
(3) Models suggest atmosphere should warm 20% faster than surface but surface warming was 33% faster during the time satellites and surface observations used. This suggests GHG theory wrong, and surface temperature contaminated.
No. Joe, you can't get rid of the physical properties of a greenhouse gas quite as easily as that. You've considered one possibility, which would mean the tried and tested physical properties of greenhouse gases are 'wrong' (too silly for words) and/or that all the different data sets except one are wrong and/or that all the thermometers around the world stopped working all at the same time.
I've got an idea. Wouldn't the first place you'd look be the single satellite instrumentation? It's a only a single source rather than thousands of sources. It's been badly wrong before.
I can't be bothered with the rest. It's mostly a mixture of paranoid conspiracy theorising and strawmen. Making up stuff that some "alarmist" is supposed to have said so he can say - "ha, didn't happen". Typical dumb denier ranting. There's no evidence Joseph has read any of the science. He could have got all his talking points from one of those paranoid conspiracy theory denier sites like Jo Nova's.
Even some of the WUWT deniers find it over the top. What's fun is that they are bending over backwards to try to explain that while they agree with Joseph that the greenhouse gas theory is wrong that doesn't mean they think that the greenhouse effect isn't real. Something to do with not wanting to be banned as "slayers" I expect.