Monthly Archives: October 2016

Peer Review Is Bunk

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis A report I wrote for the Global Warming Policy Foundation was released today. It explains that peer-reviewed research is as likely to be wrong as right. Basing public policy on findings that haven’t yet been … Continue reading

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THE BLOB Has Dissipated

Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016)

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September 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through September 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through August 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites … Continue reading

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The Divergence between Surface and Lower Troposphere Global Temperature Datasets and its Implications

I include a graph in my monthly global surface temperature and lower troposphere temperature anomaly updates that compares the average of the global surface land+ocean temperature anomaly products (from GISS, NCEI and UKMO) to the average of the global lower … Continue reading

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NOAA Has Resurrected the 2014/15 El Niño with Its Recent Changes to the Oceanic NINO Index

Just in case you missed the mention of this in the text of the most recent sea surface temperature update… In a June 2015 post, we discussed and illustrated how Weak El Niños and La Niñas Come and Go from … Continue reading

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September 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

PRELIMINARY NOTE The Blob has returned (reemerged) in the eastern extratropical North Pacific.  Again, has it coupled once again with the ridge of high pressure?  If so, that’s not a good sign for rainfall in the western U.S. MONTHLY SEA … Continue reading

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Quicky October 2016 ENSO Update

Weekly NINO3.4 Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies from NOAA Are Approaching the Threshold of a Moderate La Niña.  Australia’s Southern Oscillation Index from BOM is in La Niña values.  And NOAA’s Multivariate ENSO Index is Still in ENSO Neutral Territory.

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