Three Free Ebooks on Global Warming and Climate Change

They are ebooks in .pdf format:

  • On Global warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1 presents the basics and illusions behind the hypothesis of global warming and climate change,
  • Who Turned on the Heat? is a comprehensive examination of The processes and long-term global-warming aftereffects of El Niños and La Niñas, which are the dominant weather events on Earth, and
  • Climate Models Fail, as its title suggests is about the poor performance of climate models.

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Say Goodbye to the 2015/16 El Niño

Plus a Few Freebees at the End of the Post

The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific are bordered by the coordinates of 5S-5N, 170W-120W.  They are used by NOAA and other meteorological agencies to define when an El Niño event is taking place.  According to the most-recent weekly satellite-enhanced data, the temperature anomalies for that region have dropped below the +0.5 deg C threshold between El Niño and ENSO-neutral phases, the latter of which is the “normal” phase of the tropical Pacific when neither El Niño or La Niña are taking place.

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Bill Nye, Celebrity from “Dancing With the Stars”, Attempts to Make Global Warming a Focal Point for the U.S. Presidential Elections

For those not familiar with Dancing With the Stars, it’s a television dance contest that pairs professional dancers with celebrities.  Bill Nye was a celebrity dancer for 2013’s Season 17.  Nye was eliminated in the third round after he and his partner scored the lowest points in the first three rounds. (Also see the HuffingtonPost article here about Nye’s injury in the second round.)  Nye is probably most famous for his acting role in the kids’ science program Bill Nye the Science Guy that ran from 1993 to 1998. See Bill Nye’s other acting credits on the IMDb webpage here.

Bill Nye and Partner from DWTS

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Changes to the GISS Land Surface Air Temperature-Based Dataset Have Increased Reported Long-Term Global Warming

No surprise there.

But there are also periods when reported shorter-term global warming and global cooling have been decreased.

This post discusses changes to a global surface temperature dataset from the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) that is based solely on land-surface air temperature data.  We’re going to compare the global surface temperature anomalies from the 1987 Hansen and Lebedeff paper Global Trends of Measured Surface Air Temperature to the current version of the same dataset from GISS, their meteorological station-based data, a.k.a. “dTs”.

Because we’re discussing Hansen and Lebedeff (1987), we’ll also take a look at their analysis of the impacts of the heat island effect on land-based global surface temperature data. Continue reading

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April 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides an update of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through April 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through March 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through April 2016.  It also includes a model-data comparison. Continue reading

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Does Ed Hawkins’s Spirally Global Temperature Animation Defeat Its Purpose?

Eric Worrall’s post Making Global Warming Scarier at WattsUpWithThat included an animation of global surface temperature anomalies from Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading.  [Thanks, Eric.]  I’ve included the gif edition as my Animation 1, which is available from Ed Hawkins’s post Spiralling global temperatures at his blog ClimateLabBook.  (The post is archived here.)


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April 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update


I’ve changed formats.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value.


The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for April 2016.  It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C and the anomalies are referenced to the WMO-preferred period of 1981-2010.

00 April 2016 SSTa Map

April 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map

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Do the Adjustments to the Global Land+Ocean Surface Temperature Data Always Decrease the Reported Global Warming Rate?

If you’ve read the first two posts in this series you might already believe you know the answer to the title question.  Those two posts were: Continue reading

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For Those Watching the Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of the Equatorial Pacific and the Decay of the El Niño

Many readers are keeping an eye on the sea surface temperature anomalies of the eastern equatorial Pacific. The latest sea surface temperature anomaly map from the CMC Environment Canada (Figure 1) shows cooler than normal sea surface temperature anomalies along the equatorial Pacific east of about 125W, indicating the tropical Pacific is heading toward La Niña conditions. (Note the odd base years for anomalies used by CMC Environment Canada, 1995 to 2009.)


Figure 1 (Source here.)

The following are updates of the two sets of graphs of NINO region sea surface temperature anomalies that have been part of the 2014/15 El Niño series and the 2015/16 El Niño series. Continue reading

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UPDATED: Do the Adjustments to Land Surface Temperature Data Increase the Reported Global Warming Rate?

This is an update of the post published a week ago here (WattsUpWithThat cross post is here). That earlier post included “raw” unadjusted data based on an outdated version of the NOAA GHCN dataset. This updated post includes annual land surface air temperature data through 2015 and uses the current version of the “raw” GHCN data…supplied by Zeke Hausfather. Thank you, Zeke.  Most of the text is the same.  I’ve updated the discussions of the trends and the source of the “raw” data.

I’ve also added a curiosity at the end.  Continue reading

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