INTRODUCTION TO MY WUWT-TV PRESENTATION
First, I have to thank Anthony Watts for asking and allowing me to be a part of the inaugural WUWT-TV special. I’m honored, as I am every time Anthony cross posts one of my blog posts. And I really have to thank Anthony for allowing me to pre-record my presentation. I haven’t given a live presentation in about 2 decades and the thought of it did not make me happy.
I don’t recall any questions on the “Social Stream”. But of course there were the usual distracting nonsensical comments by trolls. Examples:
-“typical denier cherrypick”,
-“el ninos dont increases the heat content of the entire ocean! read the levitus papers on this”,
-“Tisdale’s work rests upon the unsupported assertion that La Nina creates heat. No mechanism given qed magic”, and
-“levitus et al puts all of this away.”
My presentation is The Natural Warming of the Global Oceans. For those viewers without scientific backgrounds, I’ve tried to make it as non-technical as possible.
The IPCC and other proponents of anthropogenic global warming have relied on the general public’s lack of understanding of the natural processes that cause the oceans to warm. The IPCC et al (I wonder if Al Gore thinks “et al” means “and Al Gore”) would have preferred of course that everyone remained in the dark.
Hopefully after watching my presentation, viewers will have a better understanding of those processes. And hopefully the viewers will be as amazed as I was at how blatantly obvious it is that the warming occurred naturally. It’s really tough to miss once you know how it works.
After about a 5-minute lead-in, there are 3 primary topics:
1. Introduction to El Niño and La Niña.
2. Long-term impacts of major El Niño and La Niña events on sea surface temperatures.
3. Impacts of El Niño and La Niña and other natural variables on Ocean Heat Content.
But the topics are so interrelated that you can’t provide a detailed discussion of El Niño and La Niña processes without explaining why the sea surface temperatures of the global oceans have warmed over the past 30 years. And you can’t discuss El Niño and La Niña without also explaining why the Ocean Heat Content of the tropics has warmed. Conversely, you can’t discuss the long-term warming of the sea surface temperature and ocean heat content without discussing El Niño and La Niña.
Due to the length of my presentation I’ve had to divide it into two parts. Part 1, which was the scheduled presentation, covers all three topics with the exception of the ocean heat content warming outside of the tropics. I’ve also included brief discussions of the natural warming of other metrics such lower troposphere temperature (TLT) and land surface air plus sea surface temperature datasets like those available from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
Then, in part 2, there is a more detailed discussion of the natural warming of the Ocean Heat Content data outside of the tropics, and a good look at the problems with ocean heat content data.
Back to part 1: I used lots of illustrations from my book Who Turned on the Heat? including the cartoon-like annotated illustrations from Section 1. Of course, there are graphs of different data to confirm many of the topics.
Lots of graphs. And there are animations. In addition to those I’ve created, I’ve included a great animation from the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio called Visualizing El Niño. And there’s a look at a sea level animation from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to illustrate a portion of the ENSO process that is not visible in sea surface temperature or ocean heat content data.
Other than my book, see below, this is my most detailed presentation on the natural warming of the global oceans. I hope the viewers find it interesting and enlightening.
Part 1 of the presentation:
And Part 2 (Note, during the animation of the NODC’s maps of measurement locations, I stop narrating for about 30 seconds, so don’t worry about you volume):
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE EL NIÑO AND LA NIÑA AND THEIR LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON GLOBAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES?
Why should you be interested? The sea surface temperature record indicates El Niño and La Niña events are responsible for the warming of global sea surface temperature anomalies over the past 30 years, not manmade greenhouse gases. I’ve searched sea surface temperature records for more than 4 years, and I can find no evidence of an anthropogenic greenhouse gas signal. That is, the warming of the global oceans has been caused by Mother Nature, not anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
I’ve recently published my e-book (pdf) about the phenomena called El Niño and La Niña. It’s titled Who Turned on the Heat? with the subtitle The Unsuspected Global Warming Culprit, El Niño Southern Oscillation. It is intended for persons (with or without technical backgrounds) interested in learning about El Niño and La Niña events and in understanding the natural causes of the warming of our global oceans for the past 30 years. Because land surface air temperatures simply exaggerate the natural warming of the global oceans over annual and multidecadal time periods, the vast majority of the warming taking place on land is natural as well. The book is the product of years of research of the satellite-era sea surface temperature data that’s available to the public via the internet. It presents how the data accounts for its warming—and there are no indications the warming was caused by manmade greenhouse gases. None at all.
Who Turned on the Heat? was introduced in the blog post Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about El Niño and La Niña… …Well Just about Everything. The Updated Free Preview includes the Table of Contents; the Introduction; the beginning of Section 1, with the cartoon-like illustrations; the discussion About the Cover; and the Closing.
Please buy a copy. (Credit/Debit Card through PayPal. You do NOT need to open a PayPal account.). It’s only US$8.00.