Open Thread – Green Slime, Harvey, and Irma, Oh My

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……to use the misfortunes of others to promote political agendas, and to sell advertising space and product. There’s no reason for me to cite…

December 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update – With a Look at the Year-End Annual Results

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale 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…

Mainstream Media Ignores New Study: Present Sea Surface Temperatures “Indistinguishable” From Those During Last Interglacial…

…When Sea Levels Were Roughly 20 to 30 Feet Higher than Today Guest Post by Bob Tisdale 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): Sea…

Because of the GISS and NOAA Press Conference about 2016 Global Surface Temperatures…

…A Reminder of How Horribly Climate Models Simulate the Surface Temperatures of Earth’s Oceans. Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post serves as the annual model-data comparison for sea surface temperatures. INTRODUCTION Oceans cover about 70% of the surface of the Earth, yet climate models are far from properly simulating the surface temperatures of those…

November 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through November 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NOAA NCEI (formerly NOAA NCDC) through October 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through November 2016. It also…