SEA LEVEL: Rise and Fall – Part 4 – Getting a Rise Out of Nothing

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen (with help from Steve Case)   Prologue:  I have been writing recently about Sea Level Rise, both as particular local examples (  Guam,  Canton,  Miami,   New York, and  NY/NJ  )  and in the series SEA LEVEL: Rise and Fall, of which this is the fourth installment. # # # #…

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How They airbrushed out the Inconvenient Pause

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In November 2015, just before the faithful gathered around their capering, gibbering witch-doctors and shamans in Paris for the New Superstition’s annual festival of thanks and praise, hugs and back-slapping, the Inconvenient Pause lengthened to 18 years 9 months. One-third of Man’s entire influence on climate since the Industrial Revolution…

Do the Adjustments to the Global Land+Ocean Surface Temperature Data Always Decrease the Reported Global Warming Rate?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale If you’ve read the first two posts in this series you might already believe you know the answer to the title question.  Those two posts were: Do the Adjustments to Sea Surface Temperature Data Lower the Global Warming Rate? (WattsUpWithThat cross post is here.) UPDATED: Do the Adjustments to Land Surface…

UPDATED: Do the Adjustments to Land Surface Temperature Data Increase the Reported Global Warming Rate?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is an update of the post published a week ago here (WattsUpWithThat cross post is here). That earlier post included “raw” unadjusted data based on an outdated version of the NOAA GHCN dataset. This updated post includes annual land surface air temperature data through 2015 and uses the current…

"Thorough, not thoroughly fabricated: The truth about global temperature data"… Well, not *thoroughly* fabricated.

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. If you can set aside the smug, snide remarks of the author, this article does a fairly good job in explaining why the surface station temperature data have to be adjusted and homogenized. There is just one huge problem…   Without the adjustments and homogenization,…

The Oddities in NOAA’s New “Pause-Buster” Sea Surface Temperature Product – An Overview of Past Posts

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale NOAA revised their global surface temperature product in June 2015 to show more global warming during the post-1998 period. Those data manipulations supposedly ended the slowdown in global warming over that period. The changes to NOAA’s global ocean surface temperature product were the primary cause of the NOAA’s hiatus-disappearing act.…

Approximately 92% (or 99%) of USHCN surface temperature data consists of estimated values

An analysis of the U.S. Historical Climatological Network (USHCN) shows that only about 8%-1% (depending on the stage of processing) of the data survives in the climate record as unaltered/estimated data. Guest essay by John Goetz A previous post showed that the adjustment models applied to the GHCN data produce estimated values for  approximately 66% of…