I've been saying this for years. It's nice to see it finally in print.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Missing The Major Point Of “What Is Climate Sensitivity” | Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr.: "Even with respect to the subset of climate effects that is referred to as global warming, the appropriate climate metric is heat changes as measured in Joules (e.g. see). The global annual average surface temperature anomaly is only useful to the extent it correlates with the global annual average climate system heat anomaly [most of which occurs within the upper oceans]. Such heating, if it occurs, is important as it is one component (the “steric component”) of sea level rise and fall."