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.

New Study Predicts a Slight Cooling of North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures over the Next Decade

Pierre Gosselin at NoTrickZone provided an introduction to a recently published paper in his post IPCC Scientist Mojib Latif Sees North Atlantic Cooling Over Next Decade…Confirms Oceans Play Crucial Role. The paper is Klöwer et al. (2014) Atlantic meridional overturning … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Model-Data Comparison SST | Leave a comment

Finally Some Reality from RealClimate – But, Unfortunately, They Remained Unreal about Some Things

The post Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target + Update at RealClimate finally presented a few realities of the global-warming metric known as ocean heat content—realities we have discussed numerous times.  But they weren’t completely open about it … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Ocean Depth Averaged Temperature, Ocean Heat Content Problems | 5 Comments

Quicky Mid-October 2014 El Niño Update

This is a quick update on the status of the sea surface temperatures of the equatorial Pacific, along with a brief discussion of the recent excursion of the daily Southern Oscillation Index into El Niño conditions.  Things are NOT looking … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO Update | 6 Comments

There is a Wide Range in the ARGO-Era Warming (and Cooling) Rates of the Oceans to Depths of 2000 Meters

The KNMI Climate Explorer has added a number of datasets to their Monthly observations webpage, where users select desired data based on global coordinates. (Many thanks to Dr. Geert Jan van Oldenborgh of KNMI.)  The new datasets include, under the … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Depth Averaged Temperature | 6 Comments

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

My apologies to those who receive email notifications of a new post. I accidentally clicked the “publish” button before uploading the text and graphs.  So there was nothing wrong with your email notification.  My mistake.  Sorry. # # # This … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

September 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTES Note 1: The NOAA NOMADS servers are still off line.  NOAA replied to my email inquiry and advised that the NOMADS website will be down for an extended time period and there were no estimates for when they … Continue reading

Posted in SST Update | 9 Comments

A Thread for Whiny-Ass Trolls

I have recently been bombarded with comments from a troll who doesn’t like that I’ve relegated his comments to the spam filter. Said troll has now written a post at his blog, which he linked in a comment here, complaining … Continue reading

Posted in Whiny-Ass Trolls | 2 Comments

The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 18 – October 2014 Update – One Last Chance?

This year started off with a subsurface weather event below the surface of the tropical Pacific that made researchers and global warming alarmists hope for a super-duper El Niño in 2014.  Sadly, things didn’t work out for them.  The trade … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, ENSO Update | 8 Comments

Maybe It’s Time We Stopped Wasting Money Studying a Problem And Spent That Money Adapting to It

The Washington Post published an article today titled When sea levels rise, high tides will spill into communities far more often, study says. What a revelation!  It’s almost as foolish as the studies that cost taxpayers tens of thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Sea Level | 11 Comments

Open Letter to Miriam O’Brien of HotWhopper (a.k.a. Sou)

UPDATE: Miriam responded in depth (?). See update at end of post for links. # # # Date: October 5, 2014 Subject: Thank You for Admitting You Were Clueless From: Bob Tisdale – Climate Observations and Regular Contributor at WattsUpWithThat … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, HotWhopper | 29 Comments