The inimitable Dave Springer broadens his anti-science screeds to include the science of climate change, claiming he’s “exposing the lies.” He claims a NASA page demonstrates “frank admissions of broken atmospheric models, [and] declining atmospheric temperatures.”
Of course, that’s the opposite of what you’ll find.
What you actually find there is a demonstration of tropospheric temperature (temperature in the lowest 5 miles of the atmosphere) rising steadily over the last decades, exactly as predicted by models. You’ll also see a graph of declines in stratospheric temperature (between 9 and 14 miles), which is also exactly what’s predicted from climate models.
Despite DS’s claim that the page is “updated in real time,” the page was “Last Updated: January, 2005.” At the time, there was a discrepancy between temperature increase at the surface and that observed at higher levels, using satellite and balloon measurements. A few months lather, in August of 2005, two papers were published in Science which showed that the discrepancy was a result of miscalibrations of satellite readings, and that the temperature in the higher atmosphere was rising as quickly as predicted by models and the observed warming at lower levels.
IDolators remain years behind the time and forced to misunderstand or lie in their persistent attacks on science.