Yawn. Watts Up With That? has been busy trying to build the case that an unsubstantiated prediction about Himalayan glaciers in the IPCC’s 2007 Report means that everything the IPCC has published is wrong. Of course out here in the real world glaciers almost everywhere are losing mass. Even in the Himalayas! Anthony knows this, but that’s not a fact that suits his purpose. He also thinks it’s clever to suggest that IPCC Chairman Dr. Pachauri looks like a caveman.
Meanwhile, a proper scientific analysis by Menne, et al, 2010 of the data collected and released by the surfacestations.org troopers has shown that contrary to Anthony’s sweeping “conclusions” there is nothing wrong with the USHCN’s weather data, or the regional climate trends derived from it. Read the story here on Skeptical Science. [Update: Poorly sited U.S. temperature instruments not responsible for artificial warming from Dr. Jeff Master’s website is another good analysis of Anthony’s anecdotal data.] Anthony’s response, other than expressions of outrage at the discourtesy towards himself, has been: crickets… He did post a photo of his favorite “bad” weather station site. Supporter and confirmation bias victim Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. has also sniffed about “professional discourtesy” because Menne published before Anthony did. I’m guessing that Pielke doesn’t consider Anthony’s Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?, “interpreting” the same data and printed in 2009 by the Heartland Institute an actual publication. We can agree on that apparently.