The Boulder Daily Camera had an article on April 20 2012 that illustrates the convoluted ways individuals seek to fit real world observations into the IPCC worldview.
The article is By Breanna Draxler
It reads [with highlighting and my comments]:
Scientists doing climate research on Niwot Ridge in the mountain’s west of Boulder found a surprising trend: At 10,000 feet of elevation, conditions have become warmer and drier over the past few decades, but at 12,700 feet, conditions are actually cooler and wetter.
“We know the western U.S. has been warming. It’s concentrated in the spring at the forest site. But we see just the opposite at the high elevation site above the tree line,” said Mark Williams, the study’s principal investigator.
My Comment: The high elevation data actually shows a cooling and the forest site is only warming in the spring. This should be a red flag that there is more going on than a western U.S. warming, or even if this warming is actually occurring at higher elevation sites.