2011-01-15 07:32:35Who the Heck is Paulo Cesar Soares?
John Hartz
John Hartz
I ask because of the following post on the comment thread to the Peter Glieck article,  2010 Hottest Year on Record: The graph that should be on the front page of every newspaper," by Peter Gleick posted Jan 13 on the Huffington Post.


Here's the comment:

"The anthropoge­nic wasting of fossil fuel CO2 to the atmosphere shows no relation with the temperatur­e changes even in an annual basis. The absence of immediate relation between CO2 and temperatur­e is evidence that rising its mix ratio in the atmosphere will not imply more absorption and time residence of energy over the Earth surface. This is explained because band absorption is nearly all done with historic CO2 values. Unlike CO2, water vapor in the atmosphere is rising in tune with temperatur­e changes, even in a monthly scale. The rising energy absorption of vapor is reducing the outcoming long wave radiation window and amplifying warming regionally and in a different way around the globe.

Paulo Cesar Soares

Here's my response:
"The article you have referenced is pure, unadultera­ted anti-AGW poppycock. It is published in an obscure journal and has not been peer reviewed by legitimate climate scientists­,

"In addition, who the heck is Paulo Cesar Soares and why should anyone believe what he has to say?"
2011-01-15 07:48:17
Rob Painting
Badger, see discussion here: http://www.skepticalscience.com/thread.php?t=559&r=22
2011-01-15 09:10:04Gavin Schmidt's Reaction to Soares' Paper
John Hartz
John Hartz


Thanks for the link.

I googled "Paulo Cesar Soares" on RealClimate and found the following comment by Gavin Schmidt.

Note: The following is Comment #66 on the RealClimate post, "Post-Holiday Round-up" Dec 29, 2010. Schmidt's comment is the "Repsonse"  

  1. An interesting paper currently hurtling around the denialosphere: “Warming Power of CO2 and H2O: Correlations with Temperature Changes” by Paulo Cesar Soares in International Journal of Geosciences (www.scirp.org/journal/ijg/).

    Full text at http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperDownload.aspx?FileName=IJG20100300002_69193660.pdf&paperID=3447

    And an interesting take on the publisher from Improbable.com at http://improbable.com/2009/12/22/strangest-academic-journals

    [Response: Indeed. This is possibly the worst paper I've ever seen published. It hasn't even been proof read, so peer-review seems a little unlikely as well. There is one quotable line which pretty much says it all: "The volume of data and information is fantastic and one may unwarily select partial data and show bias results." Indeed. - gavin]

    Comment by feedback — 1 Jan 2011 @ 5:15 PM

2011-01-15 11:31:53
Rob Painting
Badger, maybe Gavin Schmidt was being charitable?. I like how words like "fantastic", "incredible" are peppered throughout the paper. Sorry but pidgin English isn't my forte. 
2011-01-17 07:10:12retired
Dana Nuccitelli
Mark just published a post on this paper.  As I said in the related discussion, Soares seems to be a retired researcher and professor in Brazil.  As Gavin notes, the journal he published in appears to be rather crappy.  It's really a horrid paper.