A recent study in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society reported that the temperature in West Antartica has been falling over the past 20 years. Chris Morrison of the Daily Sceptic points out that this cooling challenges widespread assumptions. But he predicts that this version of climate change will not get a lot of attention,. So far, he is right.
“As we have seen in many science papers, whenever temperatures fall, consideration of rising human-caused carbon dioxide levels is put to one side. The scientists come down firmly on the side of natural causes, with the changes mostly attributed to tropical Pacific influences. . . .
“Almost needless to say, none of this cooling was forecast by climate models. The authors [of the study] suggest that models are an ‘important tool’ in making future projections of future climate changes over Antarctica. But they admit that the models did not pick up the recent significant cooling in West Antarctica. There is said to be ‘no robust agreement’ among the models on the important sea temperatures driving the western Antarctica air temperatures.”