Not too long ago, climatic blogger Lubos Motl declared:
if done right, temperature adjustments are great
Lubos said people asking questions had an ‘adjustment-phobia’ that ‘unmask[ed] their anti-scientific credentials’. (He didn’t stop there, of course, calling the questioners ‘nutjobs’, deleting comments and retrospectively editing his words.)
The post is actually chock-full of sensible questions about the ‘hiatus-killer’, such as:
However, the shock is that the warming trend extracted from the marine vessels was copied to the buoys time series
The warming trend indicated by the buoys – a project that was specifically designed by scientists to measure the temperature of the ocean – was completely erased by Karl et al.
If you’re not dull, you will ask: Why didn’t they do just the opposite? They could have repaired the trend from the marine vessels for them to agree with the lower trend from the buoys
I think it is time to call Lubos Motl an anti-scientific nutjob.