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.

Quick Mid-February 2015 Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

UPDATE:  Fixed the typo in the headline. [Thanks, Miguel Alarcon.] # # # Just a quick look at the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies of the 4 most-often-used NINO regions of the equatorial Pacific. From west to east they include:

Posted in ENSO Update | 23 Comments

New Paper Confirms the Hiatus Is Not Occurring at the Poles, Undermining the Efforts of Cowtan and Way

Pierre Gosselin of NoTrickZone reports on a paper that confirms the slowdown in global surface warming has not been occurring at the poles. See Pierre’s post German Experts: New Paper By Gleisner Shows 2013 Cowtan And Way Arctic Data Hole Paper … Continue reading

Posted in HADCRUT4, Hiatus, Polar Amplification | 3 Comments

Climate Propaganda from the Australian Academy of Science

The Australia Academy of Science has recently published a Q&A about human-induced global warming titled The science of climate change.  Their press release is here.  Examples from around the blogosphere:

Posted in Alarmism, CAGW Proponent Arguments, Climate Model Failings | 4 Comments

January 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 January 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through December 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

Posted in GISS, Global Temperature Update, HADCRUT4, Lower Troposphere Temperature, NCDC, TLT and LOST Updates | 6 Comments

New Paper: Unprecedented 21st-century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains

That’s the title of a new paper by Cook et al. that’s been making the rounds in the mainstream media. The paper is available from GISS here. The abstract reads:

Posted in Alarmism, Drought | 1 Comment

January 2015 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTES Note 1: The NOAA NOMADS servers are still off line.  NOAA replied to my email inquiry and advised that the NOMADS website will be down for an extended time period and there were no estimates for when they … Continue reading

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Recent Paper Ends Abstract with “…Model Might Be Too Sensitive to the Prescribed Radiative Forcings”

The paper is Douville et al. (2015) The recent global warming hiatus: What is the role of Pacific variability? [paywalled].    The abstract reads (my boldface):

Posted in Climate Model Problems, El Nino-La Nina Processes | 10 Comments

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

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