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.

Many Mixed Signals in the UKMO’s Latest 5-Year Global Surface Temperature Forecast

The UKMO issued their most recent 5-year global temperature forecast about a week ago. See their Decadal forecast press release for 2015.  It has been getting a little press recently.   The forecast description wasn’t as clear as it could have … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Model Failings, UKMO | 8 Comments

About the Claims That Northeast U.S. Blizzards Have Been Amplified by Human-Induced Global Warming

The media has been abuzz with claims that the January 2015 New England Blizzard was worsened by human-induced global warming.  One of the outspoken activist members of the climate science community who has been quoted often on the storm is NCAR’s Kevin … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 8 Comments

What are Your Fears about Global Warming and Climate Change?

The title question is rarely, if ever, asked of people who are skeptical of human-induced global warming and climate change…for obvious reasons.  If persons are skeptical of a future filled with climate catastrophes, regardless of whether they are caused by … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 7 Comments

New Paper Claims Extreme La Niñas to Become More Frequent under Global Warming

The new 2015 paper by Cai et al Increased frequency of extreme La Niña events under greenhouse warming has been getting a lot of alarmist attention recently. Examples: see the CBS News story Climate change expected to bring more La Niñas, … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, El Nino-La Nina Processes | 6 Comments

An Introduction to Oceanic Kelvin Waves at the NOAA ENSO Blog

We discussed downwelling and upwelling equatorial Kelvin waves in almost every post of 2014/15 El Niño Series.  NOAA recently published a post titled Oceanic Kelvin waves: The next polar vortex*.  The post was written by NOAA’s Michelle L’Heureux and reviewed … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes | 2 Comments

An Unexpected Admission from Dana Nuccitelli at SkepticalScience

In Dana Nuccitelli’s recent post at SkepticalScience Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past, he has finally admitted something we’ve been discussing for more than 6 years. (His article was also cross … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Climate Model Failings, El Nino-La Nina Processes | 11 Comments

NODC Data Continue to Indicate the Deep Oceans are Warming in Some Basins But Not Others

UPDATE:  I forgot to note that the data in Figure 1 have been zeroed at the year 2003.  That was done to simplify the illustration. # # # The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) recently updated their ocean heat content … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Depth Averaged Temperature, Ocean Heat Content Problems | 17 Comments

NASA GISS & NOAA NCDC Need to Be More Open with the Public when Making Proclamations about Global Warming Records

We discussed the 2014 global surface temperature announcements by NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC in the posts On the Biases Caused by Omissions in the 2014 NOAA State of the Climate Report and Does the Uptick in Global Surface Temperatures in … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 17 Comments

December 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 and NCDC through December 2014 and HADCRUT4 through November 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

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On the Biases Caused by Omissions in the 2014 NOAA State of the Climate Report

[Update:  Corrected a few typos in the paragraph before Figure 4. My thanks to rogerknights.] I hadn’t read the NOAA State of the Climate (SOTC) Report for 2014 when I prepared the post Does the Uptick in Global Surface Temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, NOAA SOTC | 29 Comments