This is my final posting debunking professional climate denier Joanne Nova’s “The Skeptics Handbook.”
Nova’s final pseudo-scientific arguments is greenhouse signature.
The greenhouse signature argument boils down to the following:
Because weather balloons haven’t yet been able to locate the “hot spot” – a patch of air above the tropics that should show signs of greenhouse gas-induced warming (hence, the greenhouse “signature”) – there must be something else causing the warming. This was somehow also proof that the models had it all wrong – since they had predicted that, in the tropics, the warming of the troposphere should have been larger than that of the surface.