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.

The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 17 – Is There Still Hope for a Moderate El Niño?

I’ll provide the September update in a week or so, but I found the following interesting. According to the animation of subsurface temperature anomalies along the equatorial Pacific, which is available from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center Equatorial Pacific Temperature … Continue reading

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California Drought – A Novel Statistical Analysis of Unrealistic Climate Models and of a Reanalysis That Should Not Be Equated with Reality

UPDATE:  See the update at the end of the post. In the post The Obvious Failures of Climate Science That Mainstream Media Ignores, I promised to discuss the paper behind the National Science Foundation press release Cause of California drought linked … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate Model Failings, Drought, Model-Data Comparison SST | 13 Comments


Totally off topic for this blog, I was skimming through the U.S. news at Google, when I came upon this headline: Grocery worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants, police say The CBSNews article then starts: CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – … Continue reading

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The Obvious Failures of Climate Science That Mainstream Media Ignores

The National Science Foundation press release Cause of California drought linked to climate change found its way into the mainstream media, with science reporters around the globe adding their hype. That press release is based on the recently published study … Continue reading

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NOAA NOMADS Appears to be Down…For Service?

UPDATE, a week later (Monday, October 6):  NOMADS is still down. I emailed one of the NOAA scientists who deal with the Reynolds OI SST data and I’m awaiting a reply. I’ll let you know. # # # This weekend, … Continue reading

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More Than 310 Thousand People with Skewed Priorities Flood New York

The numbers are rolling in…and they’re impressive in a odd way. Based on numerous news reports, somewhere in the neighborhood of 310 to 400 thousand people participated in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in New York City.  … Continue reading

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A former White House science advisor speaks out about “settled science”

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Feeling unsettled? Try new Climate Science™, now with extra certainty! Climate Science Is Not Settled We are very far from the knowledge needed to make good climate policy, writes leading scientist Steven E.…

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Saving Civilization: 2009 vs 2015

Originally posted on NoFrakkingConsensus:
Five years ago, we were told that the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit was the last chance to save civilization. As the 2015 Paris summit approaches, the same sort of fear mongering is ramping up. Earlier this…

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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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