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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Sorry About The Lack of New Posts

I’m on holiday. I’m having too much fun someplace where it’s warm and sunny…and my desktop and laptop with my standard spreadsheets are back home where it’s cold and snowy.   I’m not sure when I’ll be back there, if ever.

Cheers!

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December 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update – With a Look at the Year-End Annual Results

This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS, HADCRUT4 and NOAA NCEI (formerly NOAA NCDC)—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites—RSS and UAH—all through December 2016. It also includes a few model-data comparisons.  Also included is a quick look at the annual data. Continue reading

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Mainstream Media Ignores New Study: Present Sea Surface Temperatures “Indistinguishable” From Those During Last Interglacial…

…When Sea Levels Were Roughly 20 to 30 Feet Higher than Today

Science recently published Hoffman, et al. (2017) Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation.  Not too surprisingly, the study has been ignored by the mainstream media.  Why?  As Science writes in their summary (my boldface): Continue reading

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Because of the GISS and NOAA Press Conference about 2016 Global Surface Temperatures…

…A Reminder of How Horribly Climate Models Simulate the Surface Temperatures of Earth’s Oceans.

This post serves as the annual model-data comparison for sea surface temperatures. Continue reading

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December 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP

The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for December 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 for short-term data.

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December 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map

(Global SST Anomaly = +0.26 deg C)

MONTHLY GLOBAL OVERVIEW

The global Sea Surface Temperature anomaly for December 2016 shows very little change since November. A minor downtick in the Northern Hemisphere (-0.03 deg C) was suppressed by no change in the Southern Hemisphere. The only increases (basin-wide) were in the Indian, South Atlantic and Southern Oceans.  Monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 now show a weakening from La Niña conditions to ENSO-neutral conditions. Continue reading

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RSS Global Lower Troposphere Temperature Data for 2016 Confirm Results from UAH

That is, for 2016, the Temperatures of Earth’s Atmosphere Nearest to Its Surface Were an Insignificant 0.02 Deg C Higher than the Previous El Niño-Related High in 1998. Continue reading

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Wisconsin DNR Revises Position on Climate Change: Removes Caused by “Human Activities” from Great Lakes Webpage

Lee Bergquist opens his article DNR purges climate change from webpage at the Wisconsin Journal Sentinal (my brackets):

The state Department of Natural Resources recently scrubbed language from an agency web page on the Great Lakes that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. [See DNR webpage The Great Lakes and a changing world.]

The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate.

The department made the changes on Dec. 21, striking out whole sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising levels of carbon dioxide.

Bergquist explains:

In the latest changes, the DNR says of climate change, “as it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a change. The reasons for this change at this particular time in the earth’s long history are being debated and researched by academic entities outside the Department of Natural Resources.”

Officials replaced this wording:

“Earth’s climate is changing. Human activities that increase heat-trapping (‘greenhouse’) gases are the main cause.”

Bergquist’s article continues with statements from a Wisconsin DNR spokesperson, then follows it with a typical reminder of the consensus (a.k.a. groupthink) from the United Nation’s agenda-supporting, report-writing entity called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-IPCC (a political body, not a scientific one).

I’m looking forward to more changes like this in the not-so-distant future.

On Wisconsin.

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Phil Jones Steps Down

From Paul Homewood’s Not a Lot of People Know That.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dave Ward

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http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/uea_s_climatic_unit_director_steps_down_1_4829565

One down!

Climatologist Prof Phil Jones, who was at the centre of the Climategate row over hacked emails, will be succeeded by Prof Timothy Osborn.

Prof Osborn, who has worked at the UEA since 1990, said: “UEA provides a superb environment for climate research and so it is a privilege for me to become the Climatic Research Unit’s next director of research.

“I’m looking forward to leading our pioneering climate research, establishing with greater certainty the details of how and why the Earth’s climate is changing and the consequences for the future.”

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/uea_s_climatic_unit_director_steps_down_1_4829565

No doubt Phil’s well earned retirement will give ample opportunity to adjust homogenise his golf scores!

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A Couple of Holiday Wishes for All

May peace reign in our souls. May joy overwhelm our hearts. May enthusiasm rule our days.

Cheers

Bob Tisdale

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Our Ignorance is Breathtaking – We Should be Humble

Donna Laframboise at nofrakkingconsensus.com has a great post with links to a TED Talk by Swedish global health professor, Hans Rosling. Please take the time to watch the video. Very entertaining and enlightening.

Cheers and Happy Holidays.

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

We humans consistently miss the big picture. The world is improving dramatically, but our brains are addicted to worry and fear.

Last week’s edition of Nature includes a highly readable article about Swedish global health professor, Hans Rosling. He makes fantastic videos that help us see the world more clearly. (I’ve written about some of them here and here.)

Embedded in that Nature article is a remarkable TED talk, filmed in Berlin two years ago. The first 10 minutes are eye-popping.

Using multiple choice questions, Rosling demonstrates that most of us are wildly misinformed about big picture trends. Since each multiple choice question has three possible answers, a chimp choosing at random would get the correct answer 33% of the time. But humans routinely score worse than the chimp.

Rosling begins by talking about those who perish due to natural disasters. Over the past century, he asks, has the…

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