Author Archives: Bob Tisdale

About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.

Say Goodbye to the 2015/16 El Niño

Plus a Few Freebees at the End of the Post The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific are bordered by the coordinates of 5S-5N, 170W-120W.  They are used by NOAA and other meteorological agencies … Continue reading

Posted in 2015-16 El Nino Series, ENSO Update | 2 Comments

Three Free Ebooks on Global Warming and Climate Change

They are ebooks in .pdf format: On Global warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1 presents the basics and illusions behind the hypothesis of global warming and climate change, Who Turned on the Heat? is a comprehensive examination … Continue reading

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Bill Nye, Celebrity from “Dancing With the Stars”, Attempts to Make Global Warming a Focal Point for the U.S. Presidential Elections

For those not familiar with Dancing With the Stars, it’s a television dance contest that pairs professional dancers with celebrities.  Bill Nye was a celebrity dancer for 2013’s Season 17.  Nye was eliminated in the third round after he and his … Continue reading

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Changes to the GISS Land Surface Air Temperature-Based Dataset Have Increased Reported Long-Term Global Warming

No surprise there. But there are also periods when reported shorter-term global warming and global cooling have been decreased. This post discusses changes to a global surface temperature dataset from the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) that is based … Continue reading

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

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

Posted in Global Temperature Update, TLT and LOST Updates | 9 Comments

Does Ed Hawkins’s Spirally Global Temperature Animation Defeat Its Purpose?

Eric Worrall’s post Making Global Warming Scarier at WattsUpWithThat included an animation of global surface temperature anomalies from Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading.  [Thanks, Eric.]  I’ve included the gif edition as my Animation 1, which is available from Ed … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 8 Comments

April 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE I’ve changed formats.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for … Continue reading

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Do the Adjustments to the Global Land+Ocean Surface Temperature Data Always Decrease the Reported Global Warming Rate?

If you’ve read the first two posts in this series you might already believe you know the answer to the title question.  Those two posts were:

Posted in Global Temperature Update, LOST Update | 9 Comments

For Those Watching the Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of the Equatorial Pacific and the Decay of the El Niño

Many readers are keeping an eye on the sea surface temperature anomalies of the eastern equatorial Pacific. The latest sea surface temperature anomaly map from the CMC Environment Canada (Figure 1) shows cooler than normal sea surface temperature anomalies along … Continue reading

Posted in 2015-16 El Nino Series, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

UPDATED: Do the Adjustments to Land Surface Temperature Data Increase the Reported Global Warming Rate?

This is an update of the post published a week ago here (WattsUpWithThat cross post is here). That earlier post included “raw” unadjusted data based on an outdated version of the NOAA GHCN dataset. This updated post includes annual land … Continue reading

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