DO-IT-YOURSELF TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTION

Guest essay by Dr Michael Chase SCOPE This article describes a simple but effective procedure for regional average temperature reconstruction, a procedure that you, yes you dear reader, can fully understand and, if you have some elementary programming skills, can implement. To aid readability, and to avoid the risk of getting it wrong, no attempt is…

Why 2017’s “Third Warmest Year on Record” is a Yawner

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) press release headline January 18 was blunt: “NOAA: 2017 was 3rd warmest year on record for the globe.” The tagline that followed made the inference obligatory for all climate alarmists: “NOAA, NASA scientists confirm Earth’s long-term warming trend continues” (emphasis added). The New York Times trumpeted, “2017 Was…

Fake News and 2017 Near-Record Temperatures

Guest essay by Dale Leuck “Fake news” is the process of misleading the public through an inaccurate or incomplete depiction of reality, either deliberately or unintentionally. Often the fake news involves the use of statistics, particularly graphic illustrations of complex processes, as discussed in a February 2017 Forbes article. Such has long been the case…

NASA – 2017 was 2nd warmest year, NOAA says 3rd warmest, El Niño a major warming influence

From NASA Goddard: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for…