After telling us for years that the global warming pause was caused by heat going to the deep oceans, now they say that the lack of warming in the troposphere isn’t important, because “no one lives there.”
Eric Steig, a professor at the University of Washington, told Mashablethat satellite data’s main flaw is that it doesn’t tell us much about the changing climate where we live — that is, at the surface.
Apparently climate scientists live in the deep ocean, rather than in the troposphere like the rest of us.
They also told us that massive temperature adjustments are necessary because the surface data is crap. Now they say the surface data is golden. Unbelievable.
“We live on the surface, and the surface temperature records are the most global and longest term record we have,” he said. “The satellite records measure something different — not the surface, where we live but averages over a substantial vertical part of the atmosphere. The records are short, and subject to greater uncertainties than the surface temperature data.”
Apparently it is much easier to make millions of station adjustments, rather than one satellite adjustment.