I have a simple explanation. It’s also one that these warmists can’t see, for their ideology blinds them to any science that hasn’t come from ‘The Team’.
REUTERS: Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown — ‘has exposed gaps in their understanding & defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions’
Of course ‘The Team’ refers to those from Real Climate, Climate Progress, Skeptical Science, and the Climastrologists seen at Penn State, UEA, NASA and NOAA.
The Climate Auditor and friends have picked more holes than a colander in the Statistics and Climate Models, in doing so, breaking the Gore/Mann Hockey stick over and over again. More from the Junior Birdmen
A new paper in Nature by Tingley and Huybers h/t WUWT.
In keeping with the total and complete stubbornness of the paleoclimate community, they use the most famous series of Mann et al 2008: the contaminated Korttajarvi sediments, the problems with which are well known in skeptic blogs and which were reported in a comment at PNAS by Ross and I at the time. The original author, Mia Tiljander, warned against use of the modern portion of this data, as the sediments had been contaminated by modern bridgebuilding and farming. Although the defects of this series as a proxy are well known to readers of “skeptical” blogs, peer reviewers at Nature were obviously untroubled by the inclusion of this proxy in a temperature reconstruction. […]
Another new paper shows the importance of CO2 in raising temperatures is way over-rated while members of the team are running around like headless chooks looking for missing heat at the bottom of the ocean.
Even journalist ideologies are wavering: Climate changing for global warming journalists — ‘beginning to reassess their position on global warming’