- Anthony Watts himself arguing that UHI has affected some temperature readings in the remote regions of the Arctic because of "human warmth" - see here
- Steve "mad, mad, mad" Goreham writing that "climate change is dominated by natural, not man-made factors" - see here
- Christopher Monckton writing about his offensive stunt that got him permanently banned from UNFCC processes, faking that he was the "honorary delegate from Burma".
Christopher writes a really, really silly article (archived here and updated) about the recent paper by Cowtan and Way. He seems to be arguing that the paper doesn't do something that it never claimed to have done in the first place but which, according to the potty peer it should have done. In other words, the potty peer has built a strawman so he can knock it down.
Nick Stokes demolishes Christopher's nonsense nicely quoting Christopher:
November 20, 2013 at 1:31 am
“The fundamental conceptual error that Cowtan & Way had made lay in their failure to realize that large uncertainties do not reduce the length of The Pause: they actually increase it.”I’d like to see a quote where C&W are making that conceptual error. In fact, the “length of the Pause” as formulated here is a skeptics construct, and you won ‘t see scientists writng about it.
The period of “no statistically significant increase” is a meaningless statistical test. Rejecting the null hypothesis can lead to useful conclusions; failing to reject does not. It means the test failed.
Yes, HADCRUT takes account of the missing data in its uncertainty estimate, but does not correct for the bias in the trend. That’s what C&W have done.
If you bother to read the archived WUWT article (updated here), you'll notice that Christopher doesn't dispute the findings of Cowtan and Way. So far I've yet to see anyone dispute it at WUWT, other than Anthony Watts. And even he seems to be of two minds about it.
I've updated the archive. Watch out for the "absurd" pontifications of the batty duke (physics teacher rgbatduke who takes a very large number of words to display his profound ignorance of climate), the "genetic" fudgery of ferd berple and RussR's comment (that I overlooked), in which he pointed out that Christopher argues that AGW continues:
Before long, therefore, another El Niño will arrive, the wind and the thermohaline circulation will carry the warmth around the world, and The Pause – at least for a time – will be over.