Some folks suggested the Windschuttle hoax was too subtle, that the claims in the hoax article were not outrageously false. Well it seems that Windschuttle has been tricked into publishing an article by one Bob Carter which has the outrageously false thing covered:
First, there has been no recent global warming in the common meaning of the term, for world average temperature has cooled for the last ten years. Furthermore, since 1940 the earth has warmed for nineteen years and cooled for forty-nine, the overall result being that global average temperature is now about the same as it was in 1940.
And just as Sharon Gould was able to include a reference to the Sokal hoax in her hoax article, Carter seems to have included this reference to Windschuttle:
most journalists and editors are innocent of knowledge of the workings of science
It is quite clear that global temperature is only “about the same as 1940″ for definitions of “about the same” that consider variations ±0.5°C to be inconsequential. You might as well say that because the world hasn’t warmed by 10°C then it hasn’t warmed at all. But if you do that, then you cant’ also insist that the world has cooled since 1998…