Shub Niggurath on the "pause"
Shub Niggurath has been having a look at the Warmist responses to the Rose/Bates revelations about Tom Karl's "pausebuster" paper. He finds that the Warmist responses just dodge the issue. They say that the overall effect of their adjustments is to REDUCE warming. But that is only true of the whole of the period since 1880. But neither Bates nor Rose were talking about the 1880+ period. They were talking about the 21st century only. The Warmists are arguing with a straw man, not the Bates/Rose revelations. That suggests that they have no answer to the Bates/Rose revelations.
Niggurath also shows WHY the NOAA adjustments tended to reduce temperatures overall. It is because there was rather a lot of warming in the first half of the 20th century -- far too much to suit global warming theory. So NOAA reduced temperatures at the far end of the range and increased them at the recent end of the range -- in order to get that nice picture of a generally rising trend line. It's fakery all the way.
But nowhere is the central Rose/Bates claim addressed -- that 21st century sea surface temperatures were unreasonably adjusted upwards. Niggurath has all the details here. It will be interesting to see what happens if Trump puts a real scientist in charge of NOAA.