Dessler should have read Hansen’s paper before rushing to press. So should JGR’s editor. He should do the honorable thing and resign like Wagner.
Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications
James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Pushker Kharecha
Aerosol climate forcing today is inferred to be ‒1.6 ± 0.3 W/m^2, implying substantial aerosol indirect climate forcing via cloud changes.
Every time I read one of these papers, it strikes me as a bunch of clueless children playing half-assed mathematics games, and trying to make it sound like they know what they are talking about. Their time would be better spent playing WOW or Battlefield 3.