Exactly, “robust failure on the part of the GISS model to project warming.” The upper 2.6 meters of ocean has heat capacity equal to the entire atmosphere above it! If we analyze temperatures to 750 meters, we are accounting for 80% of Earths entire (surface) heat, based on the thermal mass of ocean. Since 2003 we have quite accurate records of ocean temperatures, thanks to the Argo buoy observations. The temperature of Earth, by this accurate observation, is not going up, as predicted by the AGW models. In fact, it is going down rather sharply.
“Earth is losing slightly more energy than it (has) absorbed” from 2003 to 2008. All the while carbon dioxide is increasing! “Arm waving and ad hoc explanations (such as large margins of error) are not sufficient.”
We should think again before handing the energy industry over to our voracious, incompetent government (which maintains AGW is perfectly accurate, but won’t say why).
Very readable story here: Have Changes In Ocen Heat Falsified The Global Warming Hypothesis? – A guest Weblog by William DiPuccio
And here: Have Changes In Ocean Heat Falsified The Global Warming Hypothesis? What’s New and Cool, March 09,2009 ICECAP
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