RP Sr has been pushing his favourite climate change metric – ocean temperatures – and hyping one paper – Lyman et al, that appeared to show a cooling in that metric. It seemed to me rather imprudent to do this based on one untested paper; now unexpected support comes from Lyman et al themselves who have discovered biases in their data. So… RPs argument collapses. This is rather reminiscent of the “lets use the MSU” crowd, who touted its suerior reliability over the sfc record, before discovering – oops – that their favourite Spencer+Christy version was wrong.
Also rather amusingly, RP used the Lyman paper as an example of an “error” in IPCC ar4. As I pointed out, the Lyman paper was beyond the IPCC cutoff (and he was wrong about the rest as well). So I’m sure he will be correcting his scitizen column very soon now.