Author Archives: Bob Tisdale

About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.

August 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through August 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through July 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

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GISS Tweaks the Short-Term Global Temperature Trend Upwards

SEE UPDATE 2 AT END OF POST GISS released its August 2014 global surface temperature data today. As I was preparing the graphs for the August 2014 s4urface and lower troposphere temperature update, I noticed a sizeable jump in the … Continue reading

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Quicky ENSO Update – September 15, 2014

Weekly NINO3.4 sea surface temperature anomalies (week of September 10) are back above the +0.5 deg C threshold of an El Niño. NINO1+2 sea surface temperature anomalies have dropped recently, but they should rise again as the new downwelling (warm) … Continue reading

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Data Reveal Florida Keys Sea Surface Temperatures Haven’t Warmed in 80+ Years*

*Based on the Linear Trend A new study funded by the US Geological Survey (USGS) was introduced with the USGS press release Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs – Increased Temperatures Spell Trouble for Corals.  The press release was included in … Continue reading

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August 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

GLOBAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES Monthly global sea surface temperature anomalies for August are well above the anomaly reached at the peak of the 1997/98 El Niño. (1) Global Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Monthly Change = +0.066 deg C #################################### … Continue reading

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The 2014 15 El Niño – Part 16 – September 2014 Update – Still Seeing Mixed Signals

(Oops.  Fixed a typo in the title.  This is Part 16.) This post provides an update on the progress of the evolution of the 2014/15 El Niño (assuming there will be one) with data through the end of August 2014. … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Possibly Get Any Sleazier, the Return of Climate Porn, WMO Style

Plus Obama’s Name-and-Shame Deal in a Different Light Climate Porn is the title of a February 21, 2007 article in Cosmos Magazine authored by Tom Lowe.  He writes: By doing what they do best, the media have taken hold of … Continue reading

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The WMO’s Macabre Climate Fiction

Originally posted on NoFrakkingConsensus:
Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization is making stuff up. As the Reuters news service reported yesterday, the United Nations has launched a new public relations campaign. This is an…

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Baseless Alarmism: Global Warming’s Impact on Gulf of Maine Driving Away Lobsters and Fish

The supposed impact of global warming on the Gulf of Maine over the past decade has hit a multitude of media outlets.  Example: take’s article Global Warming Is Changing the Gulf of Maine, Imperiling Its Lobster, Fish Catch.  According … Continue reading

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Alarmism Warning – Preliminary Monthly Global Sea Surface Temperatures at Record High Levels

Preliminary Note:  An “alarmism warning” indicates alarmism is imminent.  On the other hand, an “alarmism watch” indicates alarmism might occur, but that’s all the time. We’re not just talking a record high for the month of August…we’re talking a record … Continue reading

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