“Overshoot and Undershoot“. Willis Eschenbach guest posts on Anthony Watts’ blog, saying: when a scientist starts talking about “consistency” between observations and model results, I check my wallet. Now that’s an impartial mind at work.
His theory seems to be that the Earth’s temperature “overshoots” in response to volcanic inputs, but the contemptible climate models don’t. Which means that any undesirable temperature increases, which aren’t happening, will magically reverse themselves. Somehow. Of course like any good denialist he has an Excel spreadsheet to prove it.
Willis’ “observation” is that the Pinatubo eruption caused a dip in global temperatures for about two years, but when temperatures recovered they “overshot” the pre-eruption temperature for a similar period of time.
- Exactly how does temperature rise higher than the initial state without more energy? Shall we whisper “global warming?”
- Were there really no other climate influences other than Pinatubo over the time period in question?
- How do you honestly show a cyclic pattern from half of an imagined cycle?
- Does the fact that cars can have cruise control really mean that the Earth must have one too?
Enjoy the praise of the ignorant, Willis.