"It is likely that there has been significant anthropogenic (human-induced) warming over the past 50 years averaged over each continent - except Antarctica."Whilst some parts of the Antarctic have been getting cooler, the average across the continent shows a warming trend over the last 50 years. But those pesky scientists at RealClimage.org who prepared the work and have submitted their paper to Nature have been cautious in pointing out that:
"Our paper — by itself — does not address whether Antarctica’s recent warming is part of a longer term trend."But it does address that gap in the IPCC's 2007 assessment.
It looks more than ever that the denial position is to climate science as the desperate "God of the gaps" philosophy is to physics and biology.