Monthly Archives: January 2014

Open Letter to Kevin Trenberth – NCAR

Date: January 31, 2014 Subject:  Your Blog Post at SkepticalScience and an Invitation from WattsUpWithThat From:  Bob Tisdale To: Kevin Trenberth – NCAR Dear Kevin: I note that you were co-author of the SkepticalScience blog post Warming oceans consistent with … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, Ocean Heat Content Problems, The Halt In Global Warming, The Pause | 21 Comments

VERY PRELIMINARY January 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

GENERAL NOTES – BOILERPLATE The January 2014 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, February 10,, 2014. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked … Continue reading

Posted in SST Update | 5 Comments

Why Aren’t Global Surface Temperature Data Produced in Absolute Form?

The title question often appears during discussions of global surface temperatures.   That is, GISS, Hadley Centre and NCDC only present their global land+ocean surface temperatures products as anomalies.  The questions is: why don’t they produce the global surface temperature products … Continue reading

Posted in GISS, HADCRUT4, NCDC | 56 Comments

HADCRUT4 for 2013: Almost a DNF in Top Ten Warmest

More Year-End Results The UKMO-Hadley Centre presented its annual HADCRUT4 data a few days ago.  The HADCRUT4 annual global land+ocean surface temperature anomalies for 2013 ranked 8th.   That’s not much of a showing in a world where manmade greenhouse gases … Continue reading

Posted in LOST Update | 1 Comment

Also-Rans: NCDC and GISS Global Surface Temperatures Finish 4th and 7th for 2013

Not a win, place or show between them.  In other words, global surface temperatures are still stalled in the post-1997/98-El-Niño era.  They are patiently waiting for another strong El Niño to release a batch of sunlight-created warm water from below … Continue reading

Posted in LOST Update | 30 Comments

Perlwitz before Swine?

No, I’m not labelling climate skeptics swine, but one might assume that Jan Perlwitz thinks of skeptics as swine.  That said… Jan P Perlwitz of GISS/Columbia University has been commenting civilly on the Open Letter to Jon Stewart – The … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments | 6 Comments

Mid-January 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific (5S-5N, 170W-120W) are a commonly used metric for the frequency, strength and duration of El Niño and La Niña events.  For the week centered on Wednesday January … Continue reading

Posted in SST Update | 8 Comments

Our Climate Models Are Aglow with Whirling, Transient Nodes of Thought Careening through a Cosmic Vapor of Invention

UPDATE:  Even Trenberth is critical of the Cai et al. (2013) study. See the update at the end. # # # My apologies to the writers of Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles for the title of the post. Hedley Lamarr: My mind … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Model Failings, Climate Model Problems, El Nino-La Nina Processes | 9 Comments

Comments on the Nature Article “Climate Change: The Case of the Missing Heat”

UPDATE: I finished writing this post and published it at my blog Climate Observations about the same time that Don Easterbrook’s post Cause of ‘the pause’ in global warming was published at WattsUpWithThat. This post includes an overview of the mistakes … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, El Nino-La Nina Processes, PDO, The Pause | 37 Comments

Open Letter to Jon Stewart – The Daily Show

Date:  Friday January 17, 2014 Subject:  “The Global Warming Hoax” and “War on Carbon” Clips From: Bob Tisdale To:  Jon Stewart Dear Jon: I am an independent climate researcher and regular contributor at the award-winning science blog WattsUpWithThat.  I am … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities on Climate | 39 Comments