No, don’t worry, I’m not giving up. Its is a quote, provided somewhat tactlessly by the normally urbane Crandles:
All of this will soon be moot, anyway. Since last year we have been working on v6.0 of the UAH datasets which should be ready with the tropospheric temperature datasets before summer is out.
Who said that? Woy is the Boy, in 2012: Our Response to Recent Criticism of the UAH Satellite Temperatures. So, not the most convincing of responses, perhaps? This has shades of Happy Second Birthday to Watts’ paper!
Meanwhile, in the “oldie but goodie” department, Russell Seitz’s 1990 A War Against Fire usefully reminds us of Spencer+Christy’s New, precise satellite data (my bold), a claim that now looks somewhat over-optimistic: the dataset they had then is now quite obsolete; it even gets the sign of the temperature change to then wrong.
Roy Spencer is busily defending himself against attacks from the Graun; Quark Soup and HotWhopper take the piss. But its all very well playing with the meeja boyz; where’s the science? As noted above, S+C rev 6 is decidedly late, and RS appears to have no answer to the heavyweight Po-Chedley. Perhaps RS really has dropped science in favour of meeja.
* Andy Lacis Writes to Steve Koonin – from Eli. Well, I suppose someone has to read the comments at Climate Etc. See-also Beneath Contempt. ATTP isn’t exactly convinced, either.
* Stats error has chilling effect on global warming paper – Retraction Watch.