Monthly Archives: November 2013

Video: Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming – Episode 1 – The Hiroshima Bomb Metric

With much fanfare from the faithful (a grand total of 15 comments as of this writing), SkepticalScience recently released their 4-Hiroshima-Bombs-per-second widget.  Their claimed intent is to “raise the awareness of global warming”. Nonsense. Their intent is to scare people—children … Continue reading

Posted in Hiroshima Bomb Metric, Radiative Imbalance, Video | 9 Comments

Open Letter to Lewis Black and George Clooney

Date:  November 26, 2013 From:  Bob Tisdale To:  Lewis Black and George Clooney Subject:  Human-Induced Global Warming Gentlemen: First, let me congratulate and thank you for your efforts in disaster relief and other charities. With that said, I’ve written to … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Celebrities on Climate | 13 Comments

Mid-November 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

Global sea surface temperature anomalies are at about +0.28 deg C for the week centered on November 20th, compared to the base years of 1971-2000. Weekly Global

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La Niñas Do NOT Suck Heat from the Atmosphere

Over the years I’ve seen a statement similar to the one made by MarkR in the SkepticalScience post The 2012 State of the Climate is easily misunderstood (my boldface): Global surface temperatures were the 8th or 9th highest recorded, partly … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes | 49 Comments

Weekend Tornado Surge Bumps 2013 Up To Quietest Tornado Season On Record

Originally posted on Real Science:
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October 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

The following graph is of annual global surface temperature anomalies, including year-to-date 2013 values. The base years for anomalies are 1981-2010. The GISS and NCDC data run through October 2013, and HADCRUT4 runs through September. Annual Through Year-To-Date 2013 It … Continue reading

Posted in LOST Update | 3 Comments

On Cowtan and Way (2013) “Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends”

INTRODUCTION The recent paper by Cowtan and Way (2013) Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends made the rounds in the climate change blogosphere. Posts at RealClimate (here) and at SkepticalScience (here) looked … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Climate Model Problems, The Halt In Global Warming | 19 Comments

Reality is Absent from Michael Mann’s Activist Article on Typhoon Haiyan

UPDATE: I’ve corrected a few typos that carried over into two of the graphs and, at the end, I’ve added a model-data comparison of the sea surface temperature anomalies for the Indian and Pacific Ocean subset. # # # A … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Typhoons | 11 Comments

Games People Play

The following link is to a Tweet from Peter Gleick regarding Typhoon Haiyan.  It includes a map of the subsurface temperature anomalies at depths of 100 meters in the northwest tropical Pacific for October 2013.  Overlaid on it is the storm track … Continue reading

Posted in Typhoons | 9 Comments

Comments on Stefan Rahmstorf’s Post at RealClimate “What ocean heating reveals about global warming”

I was recently asked to comment on Stefan Rahmsorf’s post What ocean heating reveals about global warming at RealClimate. There is a link to a pdf edition of this post at the end. PRELIMINARY NOTES As I’ve noted in previous … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Ocean Heat Content Problems, Tamino | 9 Comments