Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Conclusions of Press Releases Should Match the Scientific Study, Don’t Ya Think?

UPDATE: Repaired a few typos. How often do we see this happen—a press release about a scientific study states or suggests that global warming was the cause of a factor being studied, when the paper itself doesn’t come to that … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 5 Comments

June 2015 ENSO Update – Tropical Pacific Approaching the Threshold of a Strong El Niño

This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of the 2014-15 El Niño Series.  The reference years for comparison graphs in this post are 1997 and 2014, which are the development years of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015-16 El Nino Series, ENSO Update | 8 Comments

The 2014/15 El Niño Was Not Focused on the Region Used By NOAA for their Oceanic NINO Index

UPDATE:  Added the initial note. (And I fixed the formatting.  Not sure what happened there, but I lost all of the paragraph breaks.) # # # And that’s why the 2014/15 El Niño appears so weak…and has disappeared from NOAA’s … Continue reading

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Weak El Niños and La Niñas Come and Go from NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index (ONI) with Each SST Dataset Revision

Back in April of this year NOAA added the 2014/15 El Niño to their Oceanic NINO Index (a.k.a. ONI). See the former version of ONI here. Last week, with NOAA’s switch to their new Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature dataset version … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO Update | 20 Comments

ClimateProgress’s Joe Romm Is Promoting a Skeptical View of Global Warming: El Niño-Caused Steps

(And another proposal to Kevin Trenberth about us co-authoring a paper.) I wasn’t too surprised to find Joe Romm’s June 16, 2015 blog post 2015 May Bring Long-Awaited Step Jump in Global Temperatures at the climate alarmist website ClimateProgress. For … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, Kevin Trenberth | 14 Comments

NOAA Releases New Pause-Buster Global Surface Temperature Data and Immediately Claims Record-High Temps for May 2015 – What a Surprise!

NOAA published their State of the Climate Report today for May 2015. Under the heading of Global Summary Information, they note: Note: With this report and data release, the National Centers for Environmental Information is transitioning to improved versions of … Continue reading

Posted in LOST Update, NCDC, NOAA SOTC | 47 Comments

May 2015 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 May 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through April 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature … Continue reading

Posted in LOST Update, TLT and LOST Updates, TLT Update | 43 Comments

Early Hansen Co-authored Paper Notes “global mean temperature was perhaps 1 deg C warmer than today”

While doing some research for my upcoming book, I was rummaging through early papers on sea level data at the CU Sea Level Library.  I found there the 1982 paper Global Sea Level Trend in the Past Century by Gornitz, Lebedeff … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, GISS | 2 Comments

May 2015 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for May 2015.  It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Tom Karl of NOAA/NCEI Regarding “Hiatus Busting” Paper

UPDATE: See the note at the end of the post. Date: June 10, 2015 Subject: Karl et al. (2015) Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus and the Sea Surface Data that Support It From: … Continue reading

Posted in Hiatus, NOAA ERSST.v4, SST Dataset Info, The Pause | 86 Comments