Claim: ‘Recent El Niño behavior is largely beyond natural variability’

From the University of Hawaii at Manoa: El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century Spawning droughts, floods, and other weather disturbances world-wide, the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people. During El Niño, Atlantic hurricane activity wanes and rainfall in Hawaii decreases while Pacific winter storms…

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What do sea measurements reveal about Earth’s temperature trend?

From the AGU highlights Despite the fact that average temperatures on land have been increasing from year to year, globally averaged surface temperatures from 2000 to 2010 have shown only moderate warming. This is because sea surface temperatures over the past decade have been flat, if not slightly decreasing. In light of this, scientists are…

Rationalizing Trenberth’s missing heat

By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Additional Information On The “Ocean’s Missing Heat” By Katsman and van Oldenborgh 2011 I discussed the papers C. A. Katsman and G. J. van Oldenborgh, 2011: Tracing the upper ocean’s ‘missing heat’. Geophysical Research Letters (in press). Palmer, M. D., D. J. McNeall, and N. J. Dunstone (2011), Importance of the…