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.

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 Weather.com’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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A Note on the 50-50 Attribution Argument between Judith Curry and Gavin Schmidt

Judith Curry and Gavin Schmidt are arguing once again about how much of the global warming we’ve experienced since 1950 is attributable to human-induced global warming.  Judith’s argument was presented in her post The 50-50 argument at ClimateEtc (where this … Continue reading

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A Lead Author of IPCC AR5 Downplays Importance of Climate Models

Richard Betts heads the Climate Impacts area of the UK Met Office. The first bullet point on his webpage under areas of expertise describes his work as a climate modeler. He was one of the lead authors of the IPCC’s … Continue reading

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The 50-50 argument

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry Pick one: a)  Warming since 1950 is predominantly (more than 50%)  caused by humans. b)  Warming since 1950 is predominantly caused by natural processes. When faced with a choice between a) and…

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Hurricane Development Region Sea Surface Temperature Update – August 2014

The peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season is rapidly approaching.  See the NOAA Hurricane Climatology  graph to the right.  (Give it a click for a full-sized version.) Hurricane frequency tends to peak in mid-September. In the May 2014 post Hurricane … Continue reading

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Will the Next El Niño Bring an End to the Slowdown in Global Surface Warming?

Numerous scientific papers have reported the hiatus in global surface warming will end with the next El Niño event.  But according to a new paper by Chen and Tung published today online in ScienceMag (link to paper follows), that’s not going to … Continue reading

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July 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 July 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through June 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

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On The Recent Record-High Global Sea Surface Temperatures – The Wheres and Whys

NOAA’s State of the Climate Report for June 2014 included the bullet point under global highlights (my boldface): For the ocean, the June global sea surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, El Nino-La Nina Processes, SST Dataset Info, SST Update | 18 Comments

Recent Hawaiian Tropical Cyclones – Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of the Storm Tracks

It never fails.  Hurricanes and tropical cyclones always bring out the manmade global warming alarmists, with their claims of unusually warm sea surface temperatures along the storm tracks.  Of course those fictionally warmed sea surface temperatures were caused by rising … Continue reading

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