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Global Temperature Report: May 2016

May 2016 was 2nd warmest May in satellite record When is an anomaly just an anomaly and not necessarily part of a larger trend? Perhaps, when the anomaly is a significant outlier that can be linked to a specific cause. May 2016 was the second warmest May in the satellite temperature record, trailing only May…

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The planet cools as El Niño disappears

UAH Global Temperature Update for May, 2016: +0.55 deg. C June 1st, 2016 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. NOTE: This is the fourteenth monthly update with our new Version 6.0 dataset. Differences versus the old Version 5.6 dataset are discussed here. Note we are now at “beta5” for Version 6, and the paper describing…

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Friday Funny – Another look at Ed Hawkins Scary Temperature Spiral

This week there was lots of noise from the Twittersphere and Blogosphere over this tweet from climate scientist Ed Hawkins which was covered at WUWT: Making Global Warming Scarier Spiralling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation) https://t.co/YETC5HkmTr pic.twitter.com/Ypci717AHq — Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 9, 2016 It received over 10,000 retweets so far. Eric Worrall wrote then:…

The public just doesn't seem to be afraid of the Global Warming scare tactics

Making Global Warming Scarier

Climate researchers have a problem. A degree or two of global warming simply isn’t scary. When Hollywood created “The Day After Tomorrow”, the cold snap allegedly triggered by global warming was by far the most deadly threat faced by the heroes. So Ed Hawkins, a professor at University of Reading, has ditched boring old graphs,…

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An Analysis of Time of Observation Bias

An evaluation of the use of min/max temps to determine average temps, and a comparison of three observation times. Guest essay by: Robin McMeeking I was an Air Force weather observer in the early 1960’s and have retained an interest in weather things. Later in in my civilian career I spent many years developing software. Several…