Widget

World Climate Widget – stats
(see below to get the widget on your sidebar)

Latest UAH global temperature anomaly graph:

http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Jan_2011.gif

NOTE: The standard UAH baseline is now 1979-2010.

Data source is here: UAH lower troposphere data

Latest MLO CO2 graph:

Mauna Loa CO2

Source data: ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/ccg/co2/trends/co2_mm_mlo.txt

Latest SOHO MDI image:

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_512_4500.jpg

Here are the sources for current values of the sunspot count and solar radio flux:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/solar/


GET YOUR OWN SIDEBAR WIDGET – INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

This sidebar widget can be used for any website or blog by anyone free of charge.

Click to get your own widget

There are only two requirements for its use:

1. It links back to this page so that others may find how to use it.

2. It is not modified or sold for any commercial purpose

Here is the HTML code to place in your WordPress or website sidebar:

<a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/widget/">
<img title="Click to get your own widget"
src="http://cache4.intelliweather.net/wcw/world_climate_widget_sidebar.gif"
alt="Click to get your own widget" width="166" height="223" /></a>

Simply cut and paste the code into Notepad (or other text editor) to clear any formatting then paste into your website sidebar section as HTML.

Or you may also simply copy and paste the entire widget image from above. The image URL for the widget image is:

http://cache4.intelliweather.net/wcw/world_climate_widget_sidebar.gif

FOR MAC USERS:

If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:

http://cache4.intelliweather.net/wcw/world_climate_widget_sidebar.gif

Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.
Click on the image.
Click the “Add” button.

I make no guarantees on the timeliness of update or 24/7 availability of the widget. Typically it is updated once a day.

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160 Responses to Widget

  1. Ron House says:

    Neat, Anthony! Is there a way to explain the purple line in a simple way?

    REPLY: Mauna Loa CO2 in ppm since 1979 to match the UAH record. -A

  2. David L. Hagen says:

    Per Ron’s query, suggest using the same color for the line and CO2 ppm and text. They appear different to me.

  3. Mike Bryant says:

    Hmmmm they look like the same color to me…

  4. David L. Hagen says:

    Another suggestion is to put the label and color number closest to the line on the right.
    e.g CO2 # on top right closest to the purple at the top right
    Temperature anomaly # at the bottom right as closer to the temperature line.

    Currently spotless days in this sunspot minimum would be an impressive number as it is breaking records – though sunspots is the useful more long lived parameter.

    It might be interesting to experiment with red above the temperature line and blue below as hotter/cooler.

  5. Sioned L says:

    I have no website or blog. Anyway to get it on my google homepage as one of their wigets?

  6. David L. Hagen says:

    Suggest wrapping “Anomaly” onto the second line and overwrite the graph (its blank there).
    That would give a simpler main line comparable to the CO2 line.

    Suggest adding the leading “0″ before the decimal point. The dot easily gets lost to where it looks like 42 C rather than 0.42 C.

    On difference between Mike and my perceptions, suggest running the differences by a color blindness / communications checker so that most people can see the difference.

    Possibly add right/left arrows to the line, though I would hope most would know CO2 is steadily increasing.

  7. hotrod says:

    David L. Hagen (19:12:10) :

    Per Ron’s query, suggest using the same color for the line and CO2 ppm and text. They appear different to me.

    They are different, per color picker from colorzilla
    The text “388 ppm is color triplet 223:68:156
    The CO2 trace on the graph is color triplet 214:7:223

    I am red/green color blind and they appear very different to me.

    Larry

  8. wattsupwiththat says:

    I made some changes and updated the version number to Alpha 0.6
    Comments welcome

    Anthony

  9. Kum Dollison says:

    Right now, the most fascinating thing to me is the way Dr. Spencer’s SST chart is leading the UAH Atmospheric chart around by the nose. I don’t know if it’d be possible, but it would make a great “overlay.”

  10. Don Shaw says:

    Anthony,
    Again thanks,
    I have been looking for a site that consolidates important data and this latest is just great.

  11. cbullitt says:

    As an inbred moron, I’m not sure I did this right. I have it in the sidebar, but the link is back to this page. Do I win a Hansen award?

    REPLY: That’s what is supposed to happen for now, later this page will contain more detailed info on climate…but this is all in development now. You did it right. -A

  12. fazoolius_2006 says:

    Excellent idea and well done. This is a visually appealing widget. Thanks for the effort!

  13. Ron de Haan says:

    Great Idea Anthony, great Widget.
    For the future the following suggestion, please add:
    1. sea level graph
    2. Arctic and Antarctic Ice extend (or global ice extend to keep it simple)
    3. Tropical Storm Activity

  14. Mr Lynn says:

    Any idea how to get this into Dashboard on OS X?

    /Mr Lynn

    REPLY: Does it have a feature to make a link to a web page? if so use that

    A

  15. Mike McEvoy says:

    You might want to add current IPCC projections as a baseline for the data – projected vs actual.

  16. Ubique of Perth WA says:

    Would it be too wicked to show the range of IPCC temperature projections on the same graph, i.e. fantasy vs reality. Or just too impractical?

  17. GGM says:

    Solar Wind speed would be nice ?

    Maybe something on Artic and Antarctic sea ice anomoly ?

    Excellent little widget !!

  18. Jonathan Castle says:

    Installed!

    Many thanks for a cool widget.

    Jonathan

  19. tallbloke says:

    Agree with GGM that solar windspeed would be a good addition, seems like there is room for more solar data and reduce the sunspot and flux info to the same font size as co2 and air temp.

    Like it! Thanks Anthony.

  20. Patrik says:

    What is the normal period/dataset for the anomaly presented in this widget?

  21. Alan Wilkinson says:

    Could you separate the two lines vertically more to make sure a casual glance doesn’t misinterpret co2 as the temperature slope?

  22. CO2sceptic says:

    Hi

    Any chance for a PHP version?

  23. John A says:

    Added to my solar science blog even though its in hiatus as I don’t have enough time to update it :-(

  24. Keith Minto says:

    Great Idea, Anthony…….I use Google gadgets on my sidebar and and its addition there would be useful. It would also create awareness for the general user.

  25. Have been reading wuwt for nearly a year now since I found it on andrew bolt’s blog here in Australia
    Like your widget and have added it to my web page
    keep up the great work

  26. Heber Rizzo says:

    Could full image be a little bigger?
    I think that time bars should show the number of the year, if not all at least every two of them.
    Below the text line of number of sunspots, could you add the date?

  27. John Silver says:

    The purple line can be confused for a a trend line for temperature. It confused me. I’m confused.

  28. Chris Schoneveld says:

    And why not also SST and OHC?

  29. Mark N says:

    Annual Sea temperatures around the British Isles?

    I’ve been looking for this on the web and keep running into stuff with a AGW agenda and not giving the facts, just interpretations.

    I’m told October is the warmest but cant find information to back this statement up.

    Any ideas would be welcome

  30. I am trying to duplicate this graph with this web site tools:http://www.woodfortrees.org

    Anyone succeeded to do it?

    I want to add it to my blog http://simonfiliatrault.blogspot.com/ but would like to tell people how to duplicate the result from raw data.

    Thanks

  31. Tom in Florida says:

    Would like to see the baseline being used for the anomoly so that new viewers understand it is not based on the entire climate history of the planet.

  32. Steven Hill says:

    Nice! Thanks!

  33. Mark says:

    I hope somebody can make this into an Apple OS X widget.

  34. Jon Jewett says:

    A suggestion for an addition, but it would make your widget even more political.

    Countdown timers to the END OF THE WORLD as per various “noted persons”.

    Gordon Brown, PM Great Britain, says we have 50 days.

    In January 2006, Rush Limbaugh started a ten year countdown clock for Al Gore. On his clock, we have 6 years, 3 months.

    If you have an interest in putting music to the item, I suggest

    It is a mass written for the “End of Time” i.e. the end of the world. In Anno Domini 1000 . All the “learned people” have been getting it wrong for over a thousand years.

    Regards,

    Steamboat Jack

  35. PSU-EMS-Alum says:

    If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:

    http://cache4.intelliweather.net/wcw/world_climate_widget_sidebar.gif

    Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.
    Click on the image.
    Click the “Add” button.

  36. Mr Lynn says:

    I asked, “Any idea how to get this into Dashboard on OS X?”

    Anthony replied: “Does it have a feature to make a link to a web page? if so use that.”

    Dashboard is apparently an application that downloads widgets from Apple’s own site, here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw

    To add a widget, one must be an Apple Developer: “Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members are eligible to submit products for possible listing on the Mac OS X Downloads website.” See this page:
    http://tinyurl.com/3x4nht

    Anyone here competent to do this?

    /Mr Lynn

  37. I’m a registered (and experienced – 20+ years) iPhone and Mac developer – would love to help you produce an iPhone app – usually do corporate stuff, so this would be terrific fun.

  38. PSU-EMS-Alum says:

    Dashboard is apparently an application that downloads widgets from Apple’s own site, here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw

    No… Dashboard has been built into the Finder starting with v10.5 (Tiger).

    It should activate when you hit “F12″ on your keyboard.

  39. PSU-EMS-Alum says:

    Ack… Let me clarify my last statement, because what I meant to say and what I did say are two completely different things. I was trying to be brief and to finish the posting before heading out on an errand and what I said came out wrong.

    Yes, Dashboard can download “widgets” from Apple’s site. Those widgets can do a lot of things, but the functionality you are looking for is built into Dashboard … you don’t need to download anything.

    Just follow the steps I laid out earlier and a “web clip” of the “World Climate Widget” will appear on your “Dashboard”, which is toggled by hitting F12 (on some laptops, I think it might be a lower numbered Fn-key).

  40. Works well in my blog here: http://agbjarn.blog.is

    I had to scale it down a bit so it is now 140 pixels wide and 188 pixels high. A bit smaller, but looks good.

    Thanks.
    Agust

  41. Joel Shore says:

    I am surprised that nobody so far has commented on the relative scaling of the axes for CO2 and temperature. The CO2 line is drawn such that temperatures would have to rise more than 0.5 C / decade in order to have the same slope as it. This rise is much higher than the rise that the IPCC expects. (0.15 to 0.2 C / decade would be more appropriate but would have not have had the visual effect that you presumably desired.)

  42. John Edmondson says:

    If you use the right scaling factor , there is a good match between UAH and CO2 at about 100ppm/Degree C

    I tried this on Woodfor trees:-

    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/esrl-co2/from:1979/scale:0.0064/offset:-2.2/plot/uah/from:1979

  43. John Edmondson says:

    Sorry 200ppm/Degree C

  44. Ray says:

    Why not call it the WUWT-World Climate? We know it is a Widget, no need to spell it out!

    If you could fit global sea level and global; ocean heat content, that would complete the picture.

  45. David Schnarae says:

    A.

    What is the baseline for the temperature anomoly? 0.42 deg above what?

    David.

  46. John Edmondson says:

    Also using Hadcrut over the full CO2 range

    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:1940/to:2009/plot/esrl-co2/from:1940/to:2009/scale:0.0057/offset:-1.9

    According to the Met Office this 200ppm/Degree C slope is about to change to 20ppm/Degree C over the next 40 years. A whole order of magnitude faster. I think not?

  47. Sarah from Saskatchewan says:

    This is a great idea Anthony.
    Please look into making it available as a mobile app for iphone, and a google gadget

  48. rhodeymark says:

    Ok – how about a Vista “Gadget” for MS desktop? Doable? I know the weather gadget obviously calls for data. My opinion of the widget is A++ for elegance and simplicity.

  49. Mr Lynn says:

    PSU-EMS-Alum (09:03:39) :
    . . . Yes, Dashboard can download “widgets” from Apple’s site. Those widgets can do a lot of things, but the functionality you are looking for is built into Dashboard … you don’t need to download anything.

    Just follow the steps I laid out earlier and a “web clip” of the “World Climate Widget” will appear on your “Dashboard”, which is toggled by hitting F12 (on some laptops, I think it might be a lower numbered Fn-key).

    Thanks for “the steps I laid out earlier.” I missed them before, so let me quote, for others (like Mark, above, in case he didn’t see it):

    If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:

    http://cache4.intelliweather.net/wcw/world_climate_widget_sidebar.gif

    Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.
    Click on the image.
    Click the “Add” button.

    BTW, although Dashboard is integrated with the Finder, it is a separate application (look in Applications). What I didn’t know was that you could add widgets to Dashboard directly from websites (via Safari), rather than just from Apple’s Dashboard page. That makes it much cooler. Thanks for the tip!

    Maybe Anthony could add that instruction to the top of this thread for other Mac users like me, who may not have ever looked farther down the Safari File menu than ‘New Tab’.

    /Mr Lynn

  50. John Nicklin says:

    A great widget Anthony! I have successfully installed it on my blog. I assume that if the temp anomaly drops to, say 0.41, the little arrow will point down?

  51. Grumbler says:

    “Mark N (03:17:57) :

    Annual Sea temperatures around the British Isles?

    I’ve been looking for this on the web and keep running into stuff with a AGW agenda and not giving the facts, just interpretations.

    I’m told October is the warmest but cant find information to back this statement up.

    Any ideas would be welcome”

    CEFAS

    http://www.cefas.co.uk/data.aspx

    cheers David

  52. John Edmondson says:

    @ Simon Filiatrault (12:57:25) :

    Yes , Wood for trees is a very good source. I think 1C = 175+/- 25 ppm CO2 , so roughly 0.01C/year = No Panic

  53. Alan W. says:

    Shouldn’t the CO2 begin at the same baseline as the temp anomaly?

    As a non “science” guy this chart appears to support AGW… At any moment, I’d expect to see the temp to shoot up. Since weather isn’t climate – or so someone keeps telling me.

    Since the temp number is an anomaly from a 30-year average, it would be logical that 1979 CO2 level would be at the 0 temp baseline in year 1979 since both temp and CO2 level would be starting from the same point in time.

    Starting it below the baseline creates a visual hook of a connection.

  54. F. Ross says:

    Since I only have dial-up Internet access, a number of years ago – for my homepage I created an htm page on my PC including many links I use often and a nice background image. Gives me a very quick access to home page . [example path=]

    Long story short:
    I pasted the link to your new World Climate widget into my home page; works great and livens up the background image too.

  55. F. Ross says:

    There are only two requirements for its use:

    1. It links back to this page so that others may find how to use it.

    2. It is not modified or sold for any commercial purpose

    At some time in the future wouldn’t it be better to have the widget link point to WUWT’s home page [where the widget also appears, of course]

    Since no one else has access to my home page, would your condition #1 be violated if I pointed your widget to your home page? May I have that permission?

  56. Joel Shore says:

    John Edmundson:

    I would say your scaling of the CO2 curve is clearly too low and this one, with almost double the slope for CO2 fits better: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:1940/to:2009/plot/esrl-co2/from:1940/to:2009/scale:0.011/offset:-3.7

    According to the Met Office this 200ppm/Degree C slope is about to change to 20ppm/Degree C over the next 40 years. A whole order of magnitude faster. I think not?

    I don’t think the Met Office is saying that. That would correspond to a transient climate response of over 13 C per CO2 doubling. The actual best estimate for the transient climate response is somewhere around or just over 2 C per CO2 doubling (i.e., somewhat less than the best estimate of 3 C per CO2 doubling for the equilibrium climate sensitivity).

  57. Thanks for providing that widget Anthony. I have now put it on my blog too. What would be the chances of getting the code for the AMSR-E Sea Ice widgetand the DMI Arctic temperature widget also? As I would love to put those in my side bar too.

  58. Larry says:

    Anthony, I have a Mac with Dashboard. How can I get this widget for my Dashboard? I’m a little confused as to how to download. It looks pretty cool, too.

    REPLY
    : read comments above. Solution posted for OSX – A

  59. Alan Wilkinson says:

    The sunspot and flux current values are chalk and cheese with the historic record chart.

    Wouldn’t it be better as two separate panels within the same widget, one showing current values and the other showing the historic time sequences?

    Sea temperature and global sea ice are obvious additions.

  60. I love it.

    How about a picture of Al Gore beating a polar bear with a hockey stick?

  61. Mr Lynn says:

    Eleven sunspots today?

    And what’s that number, ’1028′, with the vertical line into the Sun mean?

    /Mr Lynn

  62. Bulldust says:

    Michael McCullough (16:39:04) :

    This is close…

    http://hisvorpal.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/polar_bear_hockey.jpg

    Yeah is there a sunspot? Soho image looks fairly uniform to me.

  63. steptoe fan says:

    OK, really do like this ….

    want to have it be my desktop ( centered ) in windows XP but XP is an “appliance” for me so is there any hope and if so, how to ???

    Browser is Firefox … if that helps, can add the google desktop bar, if that helps …

  64. SouthWind41 says:

    BBC suggest we take a slant one way or another. ,

  65. Kelly Morris says:

    Hi Anthony – any way to get this into Google Gadgets? Would love to see this on our windows desktops.
    Thanks!

  66. The widget reads: sunspot number = 0, yet it is actually around 30. What is up with that?

    REPLY: We are coding the automation still, note that it is in early Alpha. But push a manual fix in – Thanks for the heads up on the error -A

    UPDATE: the coding is doing exactly what it is supposed to. The file http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/indices/DSD.txt shows zero for SSN. -A

  67. Paul Coppin says:

    Perhaps make the sunspot reference number (on the orb itself) black or some other dark colour – not easily readible in white at widget size.

  68. Mark Hugoson says:

    Looking at that 1979-2009 record, I keep asking myself, “What’s the Standard Deviation” of the temperature numbers?

    I suspect it might be on the order of 0.2 or 0.3 C. In which case any claim of a “trend” is statistically meaningless!

  69. Larry says:

    Thanks, Anthony, for your help on Mac OSX. Now, is there a version of this for PalmPre? Sorry I have so many questions these days.

  70. David L. Hagen says:

    See: Maybe the sun really means business this time

    Leif Svalgaard (20:48:17) :
    savethesharks (20:39:08) :
    Hey….you said “beware the solar flux value”….so that’s why I asked the question
    I had already seen the confusion. Even Anthony’s widget is ‘wrong’ in this respect. And I have lost count of how many times I have clarified this point and, yes, railed against the misuse or conflation.

  71. Jerry says:

    Will this widget be made available for standard PC users (XP , XP64)?

    Thanks

  72. Milwaukee Bob says:

    Great widget. Love it!
    I see requests for this and that to be added, most would be interesting… but how about just a simple temperature trend line, broken into 5 or 10 year segments (in darker blue)? it would make a great visual comparison to the CO2 (@ Mona Loa) line….
    Hmmm, wish we had a global average of PPM of CO2 to show, like the global temp line… Yes, i know I’m paranoid for not trusting the measurement of a supposedly “well mixed” gas, so near AND up wind from an ACTIVE volcano.

  73. Tom says:

    Anthony, can I suggest that when the reader clicks on “click here for more information”, that you should provide as part of that information, definitions of sunspot # and some commentary on solar flux. I know how the sunspot number is calculated but many visitors to blogs that host the widget will not. I have no idea what the importance of solar flux is. Some commentary would be nice such as giving the typical minimum and maximum values (is 71 high or low? what is the range from peak year to quiet year? etc.)

    REPLY: absolutely, that’s in the works, bear in mind this is early Alpha right now. – Anthony

  74. Heber Rizzo says:

    Could somebody tell me what I have to do to publish the widget in my blog (blogspot), please?

  75. jim says:

    love the widget!
    a temperature trendline would be very helpful.
    can’t wait for the iphone application so i can use it while discussing the subject with my warmist friends.

  76. Paul Herrman says:

    Anthony, you may want to consider pulling the Solar Flux and Sunspot numbers from http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/SGAS.txt rather than http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/indices/DSD.txt. DSD is data one day old – SGAS is relatively current. Just a suggestion. By the way I added your widget on the sidebar of my solar data page as an alternative to what I produce. I really like it!
    73 de Paul N0NBH

    REPLY: Thank you, that is high praise. Most appreciated. – Anthony

  77. Don says:

    Anthony,

    I live in Central England and decided to ignore all the verbiage around global warming/cooling and just look for data. I went to the British Met Office website and, after a bit of rummaging, found

    http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/cetml1659.dat

    This lists the Monthly Mean Central England Temperatures in Degrees C from 1659 to date

    This can also be found on
    http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/data/monthly_
    format.html

    As well as data for each month, these sites also provide the annual temperature for each year.

    In 1659 the temperature for the year was 8.83 C and in 2008 was 9.96 C.

    In 1779 the temperature for the year is shown as 10.40 C, and if the folks of that time could cope with that, then I reckon that we who are living in Central England now can probably manage also.

    For the less numerate, this data can be seen in graphic form on

    http://www.climate4you.com/images/CentralEngland
    TempSince1659%201100pixel.gif

    This shows three graphs for the period 1659 to date , being Annual (J-D), Winter (DJF) and Summer (JJA)

    So, as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing to worry about.

    Finally, thank you for your site – a beacon of sense in a mad world.

  78. dublds says:

    Any ETA for the iPhone version?

    And do you think after their withdrawal from the USCoC over Global Warming, that they will let you put it on the App Store? Ha!

    Al Gore is on the board there you know…

  79. zimy says:

    really love this widget., but is’t updates everyday..

  80. Tony Carey says:

    The hypothesis below may be of interest:
    Hypothesis: The opening 11,000 years ago of the Bering Strait not only increased temperatures but also introduced an extra stabilising factor into global temperatures. Whereas prior to this the Arctic ocean had acted with destabilising feedback from the sea ice and its albedo, since then there has been some form of stabilising feedback – perhaps one in which the strength of the MOC has been inversely proportional to global temperature or alternatively/additionally one in which increases in global temperature increase the amount of Southern Ocean water entering the South Atlantic.
    Ref Sandal & Nof 2008 * :
    Journal of physical oceanography
    2008, vol. 38, no9, pp. 1979-1991 [13 page(s) (article)] (3/4 p.

  81. R. Craigen says:

    Anthony: your widget appears to have been stuck on the Nov. 13 Data for a few days. For example, yesterday’s sunspot count was 30 but the widget read 0; the flux number was 77 but the widget read 74.

  82. Mark says:

    It appears that this widget hasn’t updated since October. Any info on that problem?

  83. smgraves says:

    are you still beating your puppy?
    you fools are what Dick Cheyney called “stump broke ponies”.
    stump broke to the politicians and corporate big $… look…. just follow the $ and see that by and large, those deliers are the one with the most ot lose. and they will fight and recruit igniramouses galore to help them. Even a Nobel Prize does not insulate you from ignorance. I have known Nobel winners who are still very non-reflective…. remember, Hitler had “god science” on his side. Keep your eyes and ears open, wake the #$%@# up and realize what the science is saying!

  84. Rich says:

    Any significance to the content of this email from the list?
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=54

  85. Gregg E. says:

    Is there any way to put this into a Windows Vista or 7 Sidebar Gadget?

  86. R. Craigen says:

    The widget still appears to be stuck on data almost 2 weeks old. Today’s sunspot number is 14 (it’s been in the 30′s for a few days) and flux is 76, not 74.

  87. cristobal says:

    Están muy interesantes los Widgets.

  88. Eddie says:

    Any way to create a vista/windows 7 sidebar gadget of this?

  89. Dr. Lurtz says:

    How about showing the smoothed actual Sunspot numbers for Cycle 23 until now?

    And why not show the NASA Sunspot prediction curve, so that we can compare actual to Government predictions.

  90. R. Craigen says:

    The widget is now only one day out of date. Yesterday’s sunspot#/flux was 13/76 (as the widget shows) whereas today’s is 0/76. Seems there’s an irregular time lag, but 24 hour lag is better than a week and a half. Thx.

    REPLY: I’m sorry about that. the code broke, and then Climategate broke, and then…

  91. R. Craigen says:

    Maybe you should feed the data directly from (what I take to be) the original source. Also what could be done is to include the day for reference by solar data, if keeping it current remains problematic.

    I’m not sure that “solar flux” means anything to the general public.

    Excellent tool, by the way — I’m not attempting to criticize, only hoping to help you fine-tune it. When they click on “info about the widget” you should take them to a page briefly describing the significance/context of each element of the widget (such as why “flux” is important, and what a 73, versus a 17 or 102 signifies), and the source of data. On that page there could be a link to this discussion page, info about the development of the widget, and instructions for acquiring it.

  92. Rob H says:

    Any chance of getting this widget on Andriod?

  93. R. Craigen says:

    The widget is 3 lagging by 3 days again. Sorry to bug, just FYI. Today there are no spots, but widget says 13

  94. R. Craigen says:

    Seems to be up-to-date this AM.

  95. baswc says:

    It would be better if you can do it in degrees F.

  96. Romanoz says:

    Why hasn’t the widget updated the CO2 levels for October? It is still showing September ppm when October’s values were released in the first week of November.
    By the way, October CO2 ppm are down to 384.

  97. owg says:

    There should be a note cautioning that the CO2 scale was chosen arbitrarily to make it look like the temperature tracks the CO2.

  98. MRick says:

    Great job Anthony!

    To add the widget to as a Vista gadget I used freeware software from the company below. It worked really well and can be used for Mac OS’s as well.

    http://www.amnestywidgets.com/GeneratorWin.html

  99. John says:

    Any way to get this for a Blackberry?

  100. jjs says:

    Hi, can you review my web site and see if I have the link working per your instructions? It is on the left side of the page. thanks I’ll look for comments here and on email. http://home.roadrunner.com/~sherwoodweather

    [Reply: the widget shows up. ~dbstealey, moderator]

  101. Thanks for the upcoming iPHONE widget!

  102. Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph says:

    RECOMMENDED READING:

    The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A FINAL WARNING
    by James Lovelock

    To fully understand the climatology debates, read James Lovelock’s final book…he is an Earth scientist, not an astrophysicist, and he has data to support his platform – unlike the astrophysicists who have been wrong in their predictions all along because they are not using Earth-based data, only theoretical predictions.

    While the climate debate is fueled by the desire of green(back) driven politicos like Al Gore and many in Congress, its effects are real and to be understood as these effects relate to overpopulation of the planet – manure from humans and agricultural animals is a over-arching problem that surpasses the carbon emissions Gore and others like to speak of. They are out to make money, Lovelock is out to help the Planet. A big difference. See what Lovelock has to say.

  103. Peter Jeming says:

    Could you explain the meaning of Solar Flux number. Looked on internet but couldn’t find a good one. 75 high, low, what’s normal?

  104. efsl says:

    For MAC users? Can someone please direct me to the windows widget download?

  105. Ed says:

    Great little gadget to push your bias! Using temperature from the lower troposphere will work for some, but it should be averaged with land and ocean temps to be meaningful.

    At first glance, the arguments you make here seem science based, until one realizes you are starting with some kind of religious faith that AGW is wrong, which makes you exactly as bad as the people you try to disprove!

    For instance, you pervert the conclusions of ice core records- any fool can see CO2 lags temperature in the record we have, but any fool who can read a graph can see that the CO2 concentrations we have now are far higher than the rather remarkably stable record over a million years or so. That says nothing about the effects of CO2 when they exceed the available “sink” of the ocean. A million years is a drop in the bucket and does not address those times in which the CO2 WAS higher than even today, and during which the ocean level was much higher, for example.

    Your approach is not one of having an open mind, but of fighting with those you perceive to threaten your view of the matter- which ain’t good science.

    [REPLY - I think we are all aware that CO2 varies about 100 ppm from ice age to optimum. Many of us agree current levels of CO2 are c. 1/3 anthropogenic. But most of us don't think overall feedbacks are positive, therefore CO2 is no threat becuase there is no amplification of the effects. ~ Evan]

  106. Denis Maclaine says:

    Copenhagen Disgrace

    It’s outrageous that the document “Copenhagen Diagnosis” being distributed to all delegates by the organisers of the Copenhagen summit on climate change was co-authored by the great data fiddler and very dishonest Michael Mann!

    Michael Mann has been ostracised by his peers. Why? Because he fudged widely accepted data on global temperatures to produce his dishonest “hockey stick” used by the gross exaggerator, Al Gore.

    For many years, temperature data for the last 1,000 years has been analysed by experts who have agreed on the variations shown which include the Medieval Warming and the Little Ice Age. Mann’s massaging of the data intentionally did away with these to produce his rigged “hockey stick” chart.

    In 1996, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) “Second Assessment Summary for Policy Makers” chart on global temperatures included the Medieval Warming, the Little Ice Age and late Twentieth Century warming. However, in 2001, the IPPC uncritically adopted Michael Mann’s fraudulent data and in their 2001 Climate Change Report included a totally different chart using Michael Mann’s rigged figures and showing his ridiculous “hockey stick”.

    Following widespread condemnation of Michel Mann’s dishonesty(a), subsequent IPCC reports have included charts omitting the “hockey stick” without explanation. This is also disgraceful, as the 2001 IPPC chart based on rigged data together with al Gore’s hyperbole, were crucial in putting so much unjustified fear and emotion into the whole Global Warming debate. It is clear that the IPPC authors knew that the rigged “hockey stick” data was wrong and sent a very misleading case to the public.

    At the Copenhagen Summit, Saudi Arabia has called for an independent investigation into “Climategate”, the scandal over hacked e-mails that threatened to undermine the global-warming negotiations. The emails came from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), headed by Phil Jones (since stood down) and widely used by the IPCC. In one email Phil Jones says: “I’ve just completed Mike’s [Mann] Nature [Magazine] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s [Briffa] to hide the decline [in temperatures].”

    (a) See: http://www.climateaudit.org/
    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2009/12/cherry-picking-trees-for-global-warming.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockey_stick_controversy
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/3332616/that-famous-consensus.thtml

  107. Kevin Kinion says:

    I would very much like to see the R squared on that linear regression. I’ll bet that is is pretty small. It does not apear to be a very good correlation.

  108. Victor Volcano says:

    Hmmm, often I see these CO2 graphs from the measurements at Mauna Loa, but ooh aah err, isn’t Mauna Loa a VOLCANO, giving off vast amounts of CO2.

    Is a volcano the best place to measure CO2 ?

    CO2 is not evenly distributed throughout the World.

    This is bogus surely ?

    See the following book on CO2 .

    http://www.spinonthat.com/CO2.html
    ( PDF FREE Download )

  109. cms says:

    Any projected release date on the iphone version?

  110. Leon Brozyna says:

    The widget’s showing October 2009 for the Global Temperature Anomaly; I think you mean it to read November 2009 with the uptick of .50°C.

  111. Stephen Wilde says:

    Just a thought but I’ve recently noticed that each time solar activity increases a bit the widget shows a tiny shift upward in the CO2.

    When the solar activity is lower we seem to get tiny shifts downward in the CO2.

    Can anyone produce a graphic showing whether there is any clear link over the period that the widget has been on display here ?

    It can’t be that simple not least because natural ENSO type variability in SSTs has a role but the widget might be revealing solar effects on a much faster timescale than the underlying and likely much larger ocean effects in the background.

  112. DeNihilist says:

    Not sure if you have seen this. Seems that the “top” countries are pushing for a six year re-examine period. Me thinks Climategate is involved here

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/copenhagen/article6955237.ece

  113. DeNihilist says:

    Perhaps the best explanation of the deciet of the climate warmers. Please see if you can run this!

    http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/11824

  114. jjs says:

    I love the widget. Can you make it though so when you click on it in come up bigger like the example one for September so it is easier to read? Could you also have some explanation of terms like sunspot and solar flux? My weather page readers would like that. Keep up the good work and have reading a lot of your stuff here and on other blogs. Keep um honest and keep um running. Here’s my web page: http://home.roadrunner.com/~sherwoodweather/ Wideget is on the left side of page.

  115. grumpy old man says:

    It seems to me that there is a correlation between the slope of the CO2 concentration and the temperature. How do I get the raw data to check this out?

  116. urquiagal says:

    I just managed to post the widget to my facebook profile. What I did was click on the [Applications] button at the bottom left of the page, then [Browse More Applications] . In the “All Applicatons” page, enter “html” into the search box. “Profile HTML” was the second item listed. I installed that application, and then pasted the code from the instructions into the application. Viola! I have the widget in a box on my fb profile, and anyone who clicks on it will come to this page. A real facebook developer could probably create a widget fairly easily – but that would not be me :-)

  117. tdavid says:

    Is there a widget correlating sunspots to volcanic activities yet?

  118. swynsma says:

    For those looking for a Google Gadget version, I was able to get it to work as follows:
    Get the “Code Wrapper” widget from
    http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=gadgets&url=hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/105629041657992777031/code-wrapper.xml
    then on iGoogle page, copy and paste “HTML Code” from this site into “embed code” field for this widget.

  119. Pete says:

    I just did a quick convert to a windows gadget that auto installs if anyone’s interested.
    [snip - untrusted URL, root URL appears to be bogus, possible malware]

  120. Larry Hamlin says:

    The News category on the Our Climate application is nothing but articles from the climate fear crowd. The other categories are well done. Can the News section be made to present more objective information?

  121. Any chance of getting the graphs and figures and numbers updated on the actual page above? The temperature anomaly graph stops at January 2011 and it is November. The widget asserts that the current (as of October) anomaly is 0.11C (and has a somewhat compressed graph) but it would be good to be able to see the full graph and running average updated.

  122. PuterMan says:

    I note that the CO2 ‘arrow’ points up yet October at 393.22 is actually a drop on 392.29 the previous month.

  123. PuterMan says:

    sorry typo – that shouls be 392.22! Oops!

  124. Daryl Spindler says:

    I’m a novice when it comes to causes of climate change although I do fully understand how statistics can and are manipulated to cause political and economic change. I also know that a Design of Experiments can be easily manipulated to predict a desired outcome. What is amazing that even an amature statistician like myself recognizes that it is impossible to accurately predict with any precision the outcome of a multi-variative enviornment with a single variable. The entire process is absurd and laughable.

    That being said, I’ve never seen any discussion about the carbon cycle and in terms of carbon dioxide being emitted from the oceans DUE to global warming. Doesn’t the ideal gas law predict that gasses such as carbon dioxide will be released into the atmosphere as water termperatures rise? Intuitively, that makes more sense to me. I’m interested on the opinion of others.

    [Reply: You will get a better response if you post under a current article. ~dbs, mod.]

  125. Nikola Milovic says:

    I must write in Serbian, because I don’t speak English enaught in this domain. Use Google to translate it.
    Zaista je cudno da nauka i naucnici do sada nisu nasli prave uzroke svih tih pojava na SUNCU, KOJE I DANAS PRETSTAVLJAJU VELIKU ZAGONETKU ZA SVE NAS A POSEBNO ZA ONE KOJI TROSE OGROMNO VRIJEME I NOVAC ZA ODGONETANJE TIH FENOMENA.Napominjem da po mom misljenju zasnovanom na mojim matematickim dokazima o pravim uzrocima tih pojava,nikada se nece doci do prave istine i rjesenja tih problema samo na osnovu mjerenja postojecih pojava.
    Ni magnetna polja i sve sto ih prati nisu uzrocnici tih fenomena, vec su i magnetizam i sve ostalo posljedice pravih uzroka , odnosno onih desavanja koji izazivaju promjene svega ostalog.Moram reci da je to stvar medjusobnih konstelacija u samom suncevom sistemu.Ovdje su u pitanju ogromna davanja na istrazivanje tih pojava kako bi se predupredile posljedice po zemaljsku kuglu koje mogu iznenada nastati pod dejstvom tih nepoznatih pojava.Glavni uzrok zagrijavanja zemlje su upravo te pojave, a ljudski faktor u tome je irelevantan.Ja sam utrosio mnogo vremena u razmisljanju o tome sta zapravo izaziva sve to sto se desava na Suncu i dosao do nekih pokazatelja koji se umnogome slazu sa vasim podacima dobijenim mjerenjima, ali kod mene postoji mogucnost za odredjivanje velikog broja ciklusa i podciklusa za sva vremenska razdoblja(proslost,sadasnjost i buducnost), sa odredjivanjem intenziteta dejstva koji su velicine oko x.10exp40 jedinica koje sam ustanovio, gdje se x krece od nekoliko stotina do nekoliko hiljada.
    Za ovo bi bilo potrebno napraviti ugovor da se pristupi ovoj realizaciji i ako bi se kojim slucajem desilo da ovo moje ne stima,ja bih odustao od svojih zahtjeva pod uslovom da moje radove u buducnosti niko ne moze koristiti ,ili ako ih noristi da placa penale, jer je sigurno da ovaj dokaz moze obezbijediti mnostvo doktorata iz te oblast samo na osnovu moje ideje o razrjesenju ove enigme.Zato, ako neka jaca institucija ili organizacija ima interesa da se ovo primijeni, molim nemojte smatrati ovo kao mastu nekog anonimca. J a mogu dati da se objavi, a to i trazim ,nesto drugo sto imam kao npr.:
    -matematicko-dijagramki dokaz o uzroku nastanka spin zemlje( a mozda i drugih planeta)
    -izvodjenje formule za ekscentricitet planete uopste(invarijanta) bez ikakvih astronomskih podataka,
    -dokaz uzroka retrogradne rotacije nebeskih tijela.
    -korekcija Kenigove teoreme o energiji slobodnog kretanja tijela u prostoru, koja ne vrijedi i tu sam detaljno obradio radijalno kretanje, koje je nosilac spina u odredjenom smislu.
    -nov nacin primjene astromonskih velicina u nebeskoj sferi sferna i vektorska trigomometrija.
    -neki novi dokazi na elipsi radi lakseg i drugacijeg dokaza Keplerovih jednacina i ostalih kinematicko-dinamickih velicina pri primjeni kretanja po konusnim presjecima.
    I am waiting answer and THANKS in advance.
    REGARDS,
    Milovic Nikola, dipl. ing. energ.

  126. afiziquist says:

    Wow were into negative territory temperatures and its still dropping. Would not this make the complete UAH record insignificant *temperature trend that is?

  127. john robert louis carmichael says:

    volume of ocean water making the floor drop 2000 feet

  128. Go job my friend
    i have use in my mobile website look one your smarthphone
    If you want help me to make my mobile website beter
    tnx 73′ de on3vu

  129. Peter says:

    Words such as truth.

  130. Samuel says:

    There may be a new fusion technology that automatically generates affiliate profits and grows a list of subscribers and fans at the same time through the efficacy of Facebook. It integrates with Amazon, Ebay and Clickbank for monetization. When you have not yet seen this new technology then you should check out the video at this link. http://tinyurl.com/bnzjxhu

  131. David McKeever says:

    If I wanted this widget pasted on my desktop on my home pc (using either linux or windows 7) how would I do that?

  132. David McKeever says:

    Also the Our Climate app for Kindle fire or a blackberry would be really nice.

  133. Jürg says:

    The link to the UAH lower troposphere data is broken… Would you please repair it?

  134. dwright says:

    IT is cold miserable and rainy her in BC.
    Normal WEATHER.
    East Coast fools……….

  135. RACookPE1978 says:

    Robert G. Brown says:
    November 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Any chance of getting the graphs and figures and numbers updated on the actual page above? The temperature anomaly graph stops at January 2011 and it is November. The widget asserts that the current (as of October) anomaly is 0.11C (and has a somewhat compressed graph) but it would be good to be able to see the full graph and running average updated.

    Let me repeat what Dr Brown wrote last year. 8<)

    On this page at least, the temperature graph stops at December 2010, and now Dec 2013 information is available.

    Can we update that please?

  136. Samuel says:

    Could the sunspot activity and solar flares also be graphed in the widget? It would show the influence or lack of influence on global warming.
    I watched a program on the Science Channel, narrated by Sam Neil that stated the sun is expanding and heating up and that the Earth will eventually uninhabitable.
    I feel that global warming and especially the preventability of global warming is a hoax, perpetrated for profit, prestige and aided by the “bandwagon effect”. Like the the Emperor’s new clothes.

    Sam

  137. Paul Westhaver says:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/whatever-happened-to-global-warming/article7725145/

    Whatever Happened to Global Warmin?

    Margaret Wente – Globe and Mail, Canada.

  138. Milovic Nikola says:

    Please Mr. Anthony,
    to translate a comment: Milovic Nikola says: December 7.2011 at 10:52 am, from Serbian to English.
    I think you will not lose anything if you try to translate it. In further discussion, may change the basis for discussion, because in my opinion, the causes of climate change are completely different than what is being debated.
    I have a different explanation, only for it to have an agreement.
    Regards, Nikola

  139. Brezentski says:

    When will there be an app for the Droid?

  140. oldfossil says:

    RACookPE1978 says:
    January 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

    On this page at least, the temperature graph stops at December 2010, and now Dec 2013 information is available.

    ;))

    Dear RACookPE1978, please tell me what horse will win the fifth race at Hialeah this Saturday coming? (I’ll put a hundred bucks on for you as well.)

  141. PatrickB says:

    I second the request by Brezentski for an Android version of the app – the iPhone one is great, but I made the switch to a Samsung Galaxy.

  142. Steve skinner says:

    how about a droid app?

  143. Rod says:

    Can’t wait for a Win 7 GADGET for this !

  144. Berry says:

    Android please!!!!

  145. I am amazed at the amount of pseudo-science. Involved in the climate controversy and the eager acceptance of it. The basis employed is correlation of certain observations and the supposition that a Cause and Effect situation is active. In England from the 1930s to the 1950s there was a high degree of correlation between the number of radio-user licences issued and the number of people required to enter Mental Institutions. This needs no comment.
    I also have problems with the basic supposed temperature from which global warming is proposed to increase, both from a measurement and accuracy position and from the theoretical justification position. From what I have read it appears that the earth is considered to be a Perfect Black Body. If the radiation emission constant is less than 1 the standard temperature of the earth will be higher.
    Perhaps one of the Climate Scientists can give me a reliable explanation of the theory that will remove my doubts.

  146. YFNWG says:

    The sidebar widget hasn’t updated since June. Perhaps due to the dataset change?

  147. Bush bunny says:

    Someone asked about sea temps in UK. Bloody cold, Australia about 10 F warmer in Sydney, Bermuda super warm, like bathing in a tepid bath. We are experiencing bad bush fires right now some were lit deliberately. Our PM Tony Abbot went out to fight them too, as a volunteer. What Australia should do instead of donating 660 mil to the UNCF, they should reinforce our bush fire defense, buy Elvis ( large fire fighting helicopter that drops lots of water) instead of hiring it, and make sure people don’t build too close to gum trees that light up too easily because of the oil they have in their leaves. They regenerate though. But deciduous trees do not. The toll on homes, properties, live stock, pets and of course humans including our wild life is expensive and heartbreaking. Bet our carbon emissions have increased?

  148. Lubos Motl says:

    Have you already seen the wonderful animated Japanese realtime global wind map?

    http://motls.blogspot.com/2013/12/real-time-global-wind-map.html?m=1
    http://earth.nullschool.net/

  149. Paul Westhaver says:

    Saw Michael Mann on MSNBC….said that USA temps this year were the warmest in the history of the globe.??? WTF

  150. Bush bunny says:

    Paul they are saying this too in Oz, by Penny Wong. They are idiots. I remember in the seventies we had a heat wave in Sydney. It was 43 C in Penrith where I was stewarding a dog show. Some dogs died from heat and so did the judges and stewards nearly wilt too. We are experiencing hot weather here on the Northern Tablelands of 30 plus C., but we keep our animals well watered and get the fans out. Queensland are suffering too, but really next week we will get storms and everything will cool down. Bush fires of course don’t need high temps but they can be a worry in some areas. Especially when kids light fires and walk away without any criminal record!

  151. bushbunny says:

    I can also remember high temps in Sydney in 1967, I was eight months pregnant and slowly melting. But a storm came and the temps dropped for 104 F in the shade, and dropped to 65 F in hours. I remember standing outside with arms out stretched enjoying to cold wind. That’s sydney when the southerly busters come in following really hot weather. Inland suffers of course more so.

  152. Bob Kutz says:

    Quick note; widget shows Nov 2013, 0.27 C

    Should that be Dec 2013, 0.27 C?

    Per the data set; http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/public/msu/t2lt/tltglhmam_5.6

  153. Hi, as a long time lurker I frequently get frustrated by the colour ( UK here) coding of variables in geographic analyses with an adjacent reference bar of colours. The recent snow depth graphic for the USA triggered this comment.
    I may be a bit colour challenged.
    Is is possible to provide a ‘detachable’ or repeat of the reference bar that can be moved over the main graphic so comparisons can be more than a guess? Related/adjacent to a posted graphic?

    Many thanks to all those putting in the hard work to run this site *and* to the many posters and commenters who educate me.

    regards
    Another Lurker

  154. Susie says:

    I think there might be some technical issues with the widget – it is displaying Feb 2013 instead of Feb 2014. Would also love an android version.

  155. I see that no one is interested in the truth about the causes of climate change on our planet and on other planets . I have previously stated , the Serbian language , my own observations about the climate and other changes that are caused by some unknown factors that contemporary science has no interest to study them . Is it out of ignorance or because they themselves have adopted some ” experimental sciences, mathematics and the model idols ” we believe in, like the Jews , when they fled from Egypt , believed the statue of a golden calf as a deity . Most of today’s scientists have their ” golden calf ” in which he believes , and that is CO2 . . , Which is completely wrong. Human factors in climate change are irrelevant . The consequences of the interactions of the planets and the sun are the main causes of all phenomena on the planet, where fall and climate change .
    Take a cycle of about 11 years for the sunspot butterfly diagram and see , we’ll see that it is formed as a unit of 11 such cycles , or about 123 years . Similarly you can find all cycles in all times , you just have to know how and why this happens. Should not any of you to agree , under contractual obligation to resolve this dilemma millennium ? I expect any response from any instance.

  156. Anonymous says:

    I really like it whenever people get together
    and share thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

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