Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Very Ridiculous Comment by the Author of a Recent SkepticalScience Post

I returned to a recent post at SkepticalScience to examine what the author had to say about two papers: Meehl et al (2011) and Meehl et al (2013). [We discussed Meehl et al (2013) here.] I am now convinced SkepticalScience … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, El Nino-La Nina Processes, Ocean Processes | 5 Comments

Model-Data Comparison: Australia Land Surface Air Temperatures & Anomalies

UPDATE:  Corrected Figures 2 through 6. UPDATE 2: Corrected the color-coding in the title block of Figure 4. (Thanks to blogger cassandraclub for noticing it.) UPDATE 3: I removed the word Anomalies from Figures 2, 3 and 4. And I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Model Problems, LSAT, Model-Data Comparison LSAT | 9 Comments

Model-Data Comparison: Alaska Land Surface Air Temperatures

Mainstream media and climate alarmist websites have been publishing a lot of nonsense about record and near-record surface temperatures in Alaska over the past few weeks. Near-record? Yup. Near-record. On June 25th, Sophia Rosenbaum penned the NBC News article Alaska … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Model Problems, LSAT, Model-Data Comparison LSAT | 12 Comments

Meehl et al (2013) Are Also Looking for Trenberth’s Missing Heat

OVERVIEW Rob Painting of SkepticalScience recently published the post A Looming Climate Shift: Will Ocean Heat Come Back to Haunt Us? Many of you will find his post entertaining. But this post is not about the SkepticalScience post. This post … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Climate Model Problems, El Nino-La Nina Processes, Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation | 26 Comments

May 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Initial Notes: This post contains graphs of running trends in global surface temperature anomalies for periods of 12+ and 16 years. They indicate that we have not seen a warming hiatus this long since the 1970s. Other than the overview … Continue reading

Posted in LOST Update | 10 Comments

Model-Data Comparison: Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperatures and Diurnal Temperature Range (DTR)

This may appear to be an awkward time to present a model-data comparison. This post will appear between two excellent post at WattsUpWithThat, both of which discuss the flaws in the IPCC’s use of the multi-model ensemble mean. One post … Continue reading

Posted in Model-Data Comparison LSAT | 24 Comments

2013 Global Warming Update

This is a cross post from Steve Goddard’s RealScience. HHHHHH 2013 Global Warming Update Temperatures have been below normal in 75% of the US Tornadoes have been below normal Forest fires have been at a record low The permanent corn belt … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

On Muller et al (2013) “Decadal variations in the global atmospheric land temperatures”

I received an email yesterday morning advising me that Muller et al (2013) had been published. (Thanks, Marc.) The title of the paper is “Decadal variations in the global atmospheric land temperatures”. The abstract is here and a preprint version … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, LSAT, PDO | 6 Comments

Mid-June 2013 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

Global sea surface temperatures are at about +0.15 deg C for the week centered on June 12th, compared to the base years of 1971-2000. Sure does look as though global sea surface temperature anomalies are going to need another very … Continue reading

Posted in SST Update | 1 Comment

How Long Will the Naturally Caused Drought Persist in the U.S.?

AND DOES THE UPCOMING NCADAC REPORT ADDRESS THE AMO’S INFLUENCE ON THE DROUGHT? Anthony Watts recently published a post about the current drought in the U.S. titled To NCDC: We Haven’t Seen an El Nino since 2009/10, What Do You Expect? It … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Climate Assessment Report Faults, Drought | 6 Comments