Schmidt’s Histogram Diagram Doesn’t Refute Christy

Gavin Schmidt, wrong again.

Climate Audit

schmidt histogram GLBIn my most recent post,  I discussed yet another incident in the long running dispute about the inconsistency between models and observations in the tropical troposphere – Gavin Schmidt’s twitter mugging of John Christy and Judy Curry.   Included in Schmidt’s twittering was a diagram with a histogram of model runs. In today’s post, I’ll parse Schmidt’s diagram, first discussing the effect of some sleight-of-hand and then showing that Schmidt’s diagram, after removing the sleight-of-hand and when read by someone familiar with statistical distributions, confirms Christy rather than contradicting him.

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