Hump Day Hilarity – climate science in denial, wishes “the pause” away

From the “Where we’re going, we don’t need data!” department comes this absolute corruption of science. It’s so bad, it’s actually funny. Josh sure thinks so. First the trigger, from the bought and paid for mouthpiece known as Inside Climate News: Excerpt: The United Nations panel of climate science experts mentioned it in a 2013…

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A Very Quick Introduction to NOAA’s New “Pause-Buster 2” Sea Surface Temperature Dataset ERSST.v5

I will soon be publishing again my Monthly Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly posts at my blog ClimateObservations and at WattsUpWithThat . Since my last update back in December 2015, NOAA has once again revised their Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature dataset, from the “PAUSE-BUSTER” ERSST.v4 version to ERSST.v5, the latter of…

New Met Office study suggests natural factors, including the sun, are the biggest reason behind “the pause”

More excuses for “the pause”. A team of researchers from the U.K. Met Office, Sweden and Australia has found that three periods of global warming slowdown since 1891 were likely due to natural causes rather than disruptions to the factors causing global warming. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group…

A question that gives pause: If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

By Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress. Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening.…

Bali Volcano Mount Agung November 2017 Eruption

Latest Excuse for the Global Warming Pause: The Bali Volcano

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A NASA Scientist is claiming that if Mount Agung in Bali erupts, it could plunge the world into a cold period for several years. Bali volcano REVERSE global warming: NASA say Mount Agung could plunge earth into ice age BALI’S volcano eruption could plunge the earth into a prolonged cold…

Another paper confirms "the pause" in global warming – cites issues with methods of obtaining average temperature

Spatiotemporal Divergence of the Warming Hiatus over Land Based on Different Definitions of Mean Temperature Chunlüe Zhou & Kaicun Wang Abstract Existing studies of the recent warming hiatus over land are primarily based on the average of daily minimum and maximum temperatures (T2). This study compared regional warming rates of mean temperature based on T2 and T24 calculated from hourly observations…