Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Few Quick Comments on the New Paper by Gavin Schmidt and Steven Sherwood

In his post Schmidt and Sherwood on climate models, Andrew Montford of BishopHill commented on the new paper by Schmidt and Sherwood A practical philosophy of complex climate modelling (preprint).  I haven’t yet studied the Schmidt and Sherwood paper in … Continue reading

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Interesting Post at RealClimate about Modeled Absolute Global Surface Temperatures

We recently presented and discussed modeled and observed global surface temperatures in absolute terms. See the post On the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Surface Temperature – A Model-Data Comparison. The WattsUpWithThat cross post is here. Yesterday, Willis Eschenbach at WUWT furnished … Continue reading

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Early twentieth-century warming linked to tropical Pacific wind strength

From the ENSO-can-contribute-to-global-warming department, we have a new paper from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Arizona (UA). It’s Thompson et al. (2014) Early twentieth-century warming linked to tropical Pacific wind strength.  The abstract reads:

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Quick Look at the DATA for the New NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

UPDATE: There was an error in the November 2014 update of the ERSST.v4 sea surface temperature data supplied by NOAA. It impacted the data presented in this post. It was not Nick Stokes’s or my error.  It was simply NOAA … Continue reading

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UPDATE:  As I was writing the post that was the subject of this one, I realized a few things: (1) it was way too long; (2) because it was too long, I needed to divide it into smaller posts…one of which is … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Northeast Pacific Surface Warming (1900-2012) Caused By Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, NOT Manmade Forcings

UPDATE:  See the update at the end of the post. # # # This is a revisit of a paper already discussed in the WUWT post Surprising PNAS paper: CO2 emissions not the cause of U.S. West Coast warming.  We’re … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, SST Update, The Blob | 13 Comments

Ethics and Climate Change Policy – A New Paper from GWPF by Dr. Peter Lee

The following is the press release from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).  The paper is titled “Ethics and Climate Change Policy”.  The link to the paper is at its end. # # # Peter Lee: Ethics And Climate Change … Continue reading

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The 2-Deg Global-Warming Limit

UPDATE:  At the end of the post, I’ve added  the graph being used as the Feature Image at WUWT. # # # Politicians from around the globe gather annually in the UNFCCC meetings so they can propose and fail to … Continue reading

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November 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update

This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through November 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through October 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

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NOAA Is Updating Their Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

Why is that a big deal?  70% of NOAA’s land+ocean surface temperature dataset is sea surface temperature data. NOAA recently published the first of the papers describing the latest update of their ERSST dataset.  The new version is called, logically, … Continue reading

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