Global warming view under attack
"New Zealand climate change scientists are already criticising the paper, questioning the data and the conclusions.
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) principal climate scientist James Renwick said the international science community would be working on responses.
"This one's not going to go away in a hurry," he said.
"Regardless of what is actually said, one thing that bugs me is this is going to be held up by the standard climate change sceptics saying, `Oh, this has been published and demonstrates global warming is rubbish', and it doesn't demonstrate that at all."
New Zealand climate change scientist Jim Salinger said there was little new in the conclusions on the impact of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which would not change the way most people thought about climate change.
"Others have done work showing that after increases in greenhouse gases the ENSO is the next most important factor in variability. So their result doesn't surprise me."
Salinger got that right.
Lots of good discussion at the RealClimate Friday Round-up