Calculating global temperature anomaly

By Nick Stokes, There is much criticism here of the estimates of global surface temperature anomaly provided by the majors – GISS, NOAA and HADCRUT. I try to answer these specifically, but also point out that the source data is readily available, and it is not too difficult to do your own calculation. I point…

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Claim: 5-6C Global Warming Could Even Kill Tardigrades

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to computer models created by Dr Giovanni Strona of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, working with Corey Bradshaw of Flinders University Australia, 5-6C global warming would wipe out most life on Earth by collapsing food chains, even though individual species might on their own be able to survive…

FACTFULNESS: A Book Review

Book review by Kip Hansen   Hans Rosling’s FACTFULNESS : Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think is currently Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in the category Probability & Statistics.  Walmart’s bookstore lists it in the Adult Non-Fiction Top 100. It gets fabulous reviews: “Inspiring and revelatory, filled with…

California, Temperatures, and Acres Burned

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by the work done by Robert Rohde attempting to link May to October temperatures and rainfall to fires, I thought I’d take a look at the acres burned over the years. Rohde compared the rainfall and temperature records and highlighted the largest fires. However, this gives only a few…