Many, many thanks to all those who’ve purchased my short story Dad, Why Are You A Global Warming Denier?
I was shocked to discover it was atop the Amazon Best Sellers Lists in the two categories in which it’s listed (Climatology & Science Environmentalism) today (January 7, 2018) at about 5:30PM. Then again, those aren’t very popular categories.
I doubt it’ll stay there, but….
Again, many thanks to you all.
Dad, Why Are You A Global Warming Denier? by Bob Tisdale is only available, and will only be available, from Amazon in Kindle reader format. Continue reading
With the natural disasters of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have once again seen the unlimited capacity of politicians and their funding-hungry toadies (climate scientists), and of mainstream media and business persons… Continue reading
I’m on holiday. I’m having too much fun someplace where it’s warm and sunny…and my desktop and laptop with my standard spreadsheets are back home where it’s cold and snowy. I’m not sure when I’ll be back there, if ever.
This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS, HADCRUT4 and NOAA NCEI (formerly NOAA NCDC)—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites—RSS and UAH—all through December 2016. It also includes a few model-data comparisons. Also included is a quick look at the annual data. Continue reading
…When Sea Levels Were Roughly 20 to 30 Feet Higher than Today
Science recently published Hoffman, et al. (2017) Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation. Not too surprisingly, the study has been ignored by the mainstream media. Why? As Science writes in their summary (my boldface): Continue reading
…A Reminder of How Horribly Climate Models Simulate the Surface Temperatures of Earth’s Oceans.
This post serves as the annual model-data comparison for sea surface temperatures. Continue reading
MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP
The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for December 2016. It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C and the anomalies are referenced to the WMO-preferred period of 1981-2010 for short-term data.
December 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map
(Global SST Anomaly = +0.26 deg C)
MONTHLY GLOBAL OVERVIEW
The global Sea Surface Temperature anomaly for December 2016 shows very little change since November. A minor downtick in the Northern Hemisphere (-0.03 deg C) was suppressed by no change in the Southern Hemisphere. The only increases (basin-wide) were in the Indian, South Atlantic and Southern Oceans. Monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 now show a weakening from La Niña conditions to ENSO-neutral conditions. Continue reading
That is, for 2016, the Temperatures of Earth’s Atmosphere Nearest to Its Surface Were an Insignificant 0.02 Deg C Higher than the Previous El Niño-Related High in 1998. Continue reading
Lee Bergquist opens his article DNR purges climate change from webpage at the Wisconsin Journal Sentinal (my brackets):
The state Department of Natural Resources recently scrubbed language from an agency web page on the Great Lakes that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. [See DNR webpage The Great Lakes and a changing world.]
The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate.
The department made the changes on Dec. 21, striking out whole sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising levels of carbon dioxide.
In the latest changes, the DNR says of climate change, “as it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a change. The reasons for this change at this particular time in the earth’s long history are being debated and researched by academic entities outside the Department of Natural Resources.”
Officials replaced this wording:
“Earth’s climate is changing. Human activities that increase heat-trapping (‘greenhouse’) gases are the main cause.”
Bergquist’s article continues with statements from a Wisconsin DNR spokesperson, then follows it with a typical reminder of the consensus (a.k.a. groupthink) from the United Nation’s agenda-supporting, report-writing entity called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-IPCC (a political body, not a scientific one).
I’m looking forward to more changes like this in the not-so-distant future.