New paper – “absence of correlation between temperature changes … and CO2″ Anthony Watts proclaims the deliciousness of a new paper by Paulo (not a climatologist) Cesar Soares in the brand-new International Journal of Geosciences, part of the Scientific Research Publishing “empire” (click on that link!), where all the cool papers will now be published. Warming Power of CO2 and H2O: Correlations with Temperature Changes tells us that no correlation exists between CO2 and global temperature, so it must be… something else. Why? Because the response to CO2 variations isn’t instant.
Is Soares really trying to tell us that the “correlation” proves that increased atmospheric water is producing warmth? If Anthony buys it, well, maybe we should stop picking on the little rascal…
I’ll leave today’s rebuttal to Greenfyre’s Flimsy post:
For any that think it matters, the paper basically correlates regional weather with solar variation, PDO etc, and then calls it climate.
It’s really too silly to waste any time on, so naturally the Denialosphere will be announcing it as “the final coffin nail” (again).