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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There’s lots of yacking around the blogosphere and mainstream media about President-elect Donald Trump politicizing climate science. But it’s nothing new. Climate science became a tool for pushing political agendas almost 3 decades ago.
In 1988, the United Nations, a political body, founded the global-warming-report-writing entity called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was created to support political agendas. And in 1995, politics corrupted climate science, when politicians changed the language of the IPCC’s second assessment report, eliminating the scientists’ statements of uncertainties. To this day, the climate science community still cannot truly differentiate between natural and anthropogenic global warming. Why? The climate models used in attribution studies still cannot simulate modes of natural variability that can cause global warming over multidecadal timeframes. Continue reading
This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through October 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NOAA NCEI (formerly NOAA NCDC) through September 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through October 2016. It also includes a few model-data comparisons. Continue reading
The weather pattern that created Siberia’s well-below-normal land surface air temperatures in October 2016 …
October 2016 Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies (GHCN-CAMS through KNMI Climate Explorer)
…has apparently extended eastward. Continue reading
MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP
The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for October 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.
October 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map
(Global SST Anomaly = +0.32 deg C)
MONTHLY GLOBAL OVERVIEW
The global Sea Surface Temperature anomaly for October 2016 shows basically no change since September. A downtick in the Northern Hemisphere (-0.05 deg C) was countered by an uptick in the Southern Hemisphere (+0.03 deg C). Last month, the North Pacific was the basin to show the most cooling (-0.07 deg C), while the South Pacific (+0.05 deg C) and the Southern Ocean (+0.06 deg C) showed the most warming. Monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 continue to show weak La Niña conditions. Continue reading
Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016) Continue reading
This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through September 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through August 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through September 2016. It also includes a few model-data comparisons. Continue reading
I include a graph in my monthly global surface temperature and lower troposphere temperature anomaly updates that compares the average of the global surface land+ocean temperature anomaly products (from GISS, NCEI and UKMO) to the average of the global lower troposphere temperature anomaly products (from RSS and UAH). (See Figure 9 from the most recent August update for an example.) Because all of the suppliers use difference base years for their anomalies, I’ve recalculated the anomalies for all using the WMO-preferred reference period of 1981-2010.
My Figure 1 is similar to Figure 9 from those updates, but in it, I’ve also shown the linear trends for the global surface and lower troposphere temperature anomaly products. The linear trend, the warming rate, presented by the average surface-based products is noticeably higher than the average lower troposphere products. This, of course, according to Dr. Gavin Schmidt (head of NASA GISS), is the opposite of what the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis tells us is supposed to happen, which is that the lower troposphere is supposed to warm at a faster rate than the surface. See Screen Cap 1. Continue reading
Just in case you missed the mention of this in the text of the most recent sea surface temperature update…
In a June 2015 post, we discussed and illustrated how Weak El Niños and La Niñas Come and Go from NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index (ONI) with Each SST Dataset Revision. NOAA has once again revised their Oceanic NINO Index. Now they’re using the base years of 1986-2015 for the NINO3.4 sea surface temperature data starting in 2001, instead of 1981-2010. See the NOAA webpage here for the basis of using shifting base years for their Oceanic NINO Index. Based on the date of that webpage it appears the recent changes took place in June 2016.
The recent changes have shifted the start and end months of some the “official” NOAA El Nino and La Niña events. But the most noticeable change is the resurrection of the 2014/15 El Niño. See Table 1 where I’ve highlighted the relative time period for the 3 most-recent versions of the Oceanic NINO Index. Continue reading
The Blob has returned (reemerged) in the eastern extratropical North Pacific. Again, has it coupled once again with the ridge of high pressure? If so, that’s not a good sign for rainfall in the western U.S.
MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP
The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for September 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.
September 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map
(Global SST Anomaly = +0.33 deg C)
MONTHLY GLOBAL OVERVIEW
Global Sea Surface Temperature anomalies made another slight downtick in September, a decrease of about -0.02 deg C. The minor downticks occurred in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Last month, two ocean basins showed significant cooling: the South Atlantic (-0.13 deg C) and the Indian Ocean (-0.16 deg C). The South Pacific had a noticeable uptick (+0.06 deg C), along with the seasonal upswing in the Arctic Ocean (+0.08 deg C). Monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 continue to show weak La Niña conditions. Continue reading