LIVE STREAM: Al Gore on using satellite data to measure climate change

Ironic, since the idea of satellite temperature data from Spencer and Christy et al is rejected by people like Al Gore. Description: This panel discussion will examine ways in which new technological developments in satellites, artificial intelligence and big data could work towards an international data set to support implementation of the Paris Agreement. Innovators…

Global Temperature Update for September 2020: +0.57 deg. C

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2020 was +0.57 deg. C, up from from the August, 2020 value of +0.43 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.14 C/decade (+0.12 C/decade over the global-averaged oceans, and +0.18 C/decade over…

More surfacestations project vindication: Strong UHI temperature biases confirmed in USA

WUWT readers may recall that NOAA did an experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that vindicated my findings about the effects of local urbanization on surface temperature measurements. The urban heat island (UHI) effect is strongly affected by urban-scale changes to local land surfaces. Basically, the more asphalt, concrete, buildings, etc. that exist near a…

Seeing what one expects

By Kevin Kilty This morning I awoke to a mid-April morning temperature of -11F. The 1981 to 2010 climate normals indicate our average daily minimum temperature per this date as about 23F, and the standard deviation as 8F. Thus, our morning low temperature is a 4-sigma event. Surely something to evoke comment. Yet, it did…

NOAA Relies on ‘Russian Collusion’ to Claim January Was Hottest Month on Record

Other data shows the USA wasn’t even close to a record. By Anthony Watts In a report generating substantial media attention this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) claimed January 2020 was the hottest January on record. In reality, the claim relies on substantial speculation, dubious reporting methods, and a large, very suspicious,…

Global Temperature Report: October 2019

November 1, 2019 Vol. 29, No. 7 Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade October Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.:  +0.46 C (+0.83 °F) above seasonal average Northern Hemisphere.: +0.64 C (+1.15 °F) above seasonal average Southern Hemisphere.: +0.27 C (+0.49°F) above seasonal average Tropics.: +0.30 C (+0.54°F) above seasonal average…

‘Hidden’ NOAA temperature data reveals that 6 of the last 9 months were below normal in the USA – and NOAA can’t even get June right

A review of state-of-the-art climate data tells a different story than what NOAA tells the public. While media outlets scream “hottest ever” for the world in June and July (it’s summer) and opportunistic climate crusaders use those headlines to push the idea of a “climate crisis” the reality is for USA is that so far…

First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

From NASA Global Climate Change By Kate Ramsayer, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica – are now available to the public. With millions more observations added each day, data from…