Category Archives: Alarmism

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

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Are You New To the Global Warming Debate? James Hansen Admits a Couple of Things about Global Temperatures and Sea Levels You Should Know

Yale University’s Katherine Bagley interviewed James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in the post For James Hansen, the Science Demands Activism on Climate at YaleEnvironment360.  That interview was replayed in the article Climate scientist James Hansen … Continue reading

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Headlines: What Climate Alarmists Write Versus What the Rest of Us See

I always enjoy the headlines of climate alarmist news stories. This one caught my eye this week.  Of course the headline included the infamous weasel words:  COULD BE. At  4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels … Continue reading

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February 1998 Global Temperatures Reach Unprecedented Levels

Guest Post The satellite-measured temperature of the lower troposphere—the layer of Earth’s atmosphere that’s closest to the surface—has risen about 0.75 deg C (more than 1.3 deg F) in less than a year in 1997 and 1998, astounding climate scientists … Continue reading

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February 2016 Global Surface Temperature Anomalies May or May Not Have Been Highest on Record, According to the UKMO

UPDATE:  I used the phrase “may or may not” with respect to February 2016 being the warmest on record in the title and text of this post.  Nick Stokes on the thread of the cross post at WUWT advises that … Continue reading

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More Alarmist Nonsense with the Release of the Redundant* NOAA Global Temperature Data for February 2016

*Or Maybe the GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index is Redundant. In the post Alarmism Cranked Up to Absurd Level, we discussed the misleading media reports about the temporary February 2016 El Niño-related uptick in monthly global surface temperature data from the Goddard … Continue reading

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Alarmism Cranked Up to Absurd Level

With the El Niño-related uptick in the February 2016 GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index, Figure 1, alarmism has reached beyond the Spinal Tap 11 volume setting, up to 20. (For those in need of a chuckle, the YouTube video of related … Continue reading

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A Foolish Bet about 2016 Global Surface Temperatures – It’s Nothing More than a Silly Publicity Stunt

SEE UPDATE 2 – Dr. Boslough’s wager is truly a sucker bet. TheHuffingtonPost published a laughable post on December 31st by Sandia Labs’ Mark Boslough titled Are Climate Bullies Afraid to Bet Me?  It begins (You’re going to enjoy this):

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Halfway to Hell? – Alarmists are Growing Desperate in Their Efforts to Influence Public Opinion

INTRODUCTION Apparently, based initially on a 1975 “first intuition” by an economist (not a climate scientist), politicians have sought to limit global surface warming to 2 deg C above pre-industrial levels by restricting greenhouse gas emissions. To that end, those politicians created the … Continue reading

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That Didn’t Take Long: North & South Carolina Shark Attacks Blamed on Global Warming

There has been a series of shark attacks off the Carolina coasts.  As of last count, the number is 11 shark bites since mid-May. As one might have expected, from mainstream media’s let’s-see-what-we-can-blame-on-global-warming department comes the CBSNews article “Strange” spike … Continue reading

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