Mainstream Media Fails to Fact Check a Climate-Change Story…Once Again

Someday, probably not too soon, the mainstream media will come to realize something important.  They need to perform a few simple fact checks on climate change-related claims in their articles.  When readily available data falsify a claim made in the story, the entire article is undermined and it falls into the great abyss we call propaganda. Continue reading

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What Animals Are Likely to Go Extinct First Due to Climate Change?

I ran across that headline in Google News today. With the thought, what animals would I like to see go extinct first due to climate change? I had great hopes for the answer. Continue reading

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New UAH Lower Troposphere Temperature Data Show No Global Warming for More Than 18 Years

Dr. Roy Spencer introduced the updated and much corrected UAH atmospheric temperature data in his blog post Version 6.0 of the UAH Temperature Dataset Released: New LT Trend = +0.11 C/decade.  The new temperature anomaly data for the lower troposphere, mid troposphere and lower stratosphere are presently in beta form for comment. That is, they’re not official…yet.  I suspect the update will not go over well with the catastrophic-anthropogenic-global-warming crowd.  Links to the version 6.0 beta data are at the bottom of Roy’s post, which also contains a detailed discussion of the updates.  So if you have questions, please ask them at Roy Spencer’s blog through the above link.  This post is a simple data presentation.

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Very Brief El Niño Update – End of April 2015

The weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the four NINO regions across the equatorial Pacific were at or above the +1.0 deg C threshold of a moderate El Niño, based on data for the week centered on April 22, 2015. Continue reading

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The 2014/15 El Niño Series Posts

The 2014/15 El Niño Series included numerous discussions about the basic processes that drive El Niño events, especially early on in the series.  This post only lists the titles of the posts but they give the general idea of the content.  I’ll link this one in future posts about the evolution in 2015. Continue reading

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North Pacific Update: The Blob’s Strengthening Suggests It’s Not Ready to Depart

This post provides an update of the unusual warming event in the sea surface temperatures of the eastern extratropical North Pacific…what is now regularly called “The Blob”.  It does not appear to be ready to depart anytime soon.  See the sea surface temperature anomaly map in Figure 1 for the location of The Blob.

Figure 1

Figure 1 Continue reading

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U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Obama’s UN Climate Pledge Today at 10AM Eastern

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology are holding a hearing today starting at 10am (Eastern) titled The President’s UN Climate Pledge: Scientifically Justified or a New Tax on Americans?  The webpage with link to the webcast is here, and the charter for the hearing is here.

Judith Curry is one of the witnesses.  See her blog post here.

The other three witnesses are:

The Honorable Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Former Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Mr. Jake Schmidt, Director, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Dr. Margo Thorning, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, American Council for Capital Formation

Again, a link to the webcast can be found here.

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March 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 March 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through February 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) through March 2015. Continue reading

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Open Letter to U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, James Inhofe and Marco Rubio

UPDATE:  See the correction to the number of models under the heading of REDUNDANCY:  WHY ARE TAXPAYERS FUNDING 5 CLIMATE MODELS IN THE U.S.?

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Date:  April 14, 2015

Subject: Questions about Climate Model-Based Science

From:  Bob Tisdale – Independent Climate Researcher

To: The Honorable Ted Cruz, James Inhofe and Marco Rubio

Dear Senators Cruz, Inhofe and Rubio:

I am writing you as chairs of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and of the Committee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard.  I am an independent researcher who studies global warming and climate change, and I am probably best known for my articles at the science weblog WattsUpWithThat, where I would be considered an investigative reporter.

I have a few very basic questions for you about climate model-based science.  They are: Continue reading

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March 2015 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE:  I’ll provide an update on the North Pacific blob soon.

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP

The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for March 2015.  It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C.

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March 2015 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map

(Global SST Anomaly = +0.174 deg C) Continue reading

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