According to the authors of a new study in the International Journal of Climatology:
– Model results and observed temperature trends are in disagreement in most of the tropical troposphere, being separated by more than twice the uncertainty of the model mean.
– In layers near 5 kilometers, the modeled trend is 100 to 300 percent higher than observed, and, above 8 km, modeled and observed trends have opposite signs.
– Satellite data and independent balloon data agree that atmospheric warming trends do not exceed those of the surface.
– Greenhouse models, on the other hand, demand that atmospheric trend values be 2-3 times greater.
– Satellite observations suggest that greenhouse models ignore negative feedbacks, produced by clouds and by water vapor, that diminish the warming effects of carbon dioxide.
Zing. So much for the debate being over. (HT: NCPA)