The Laws of Averages: Part 1, Fruit Salad

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen This essay is long-ish — and is best saved for a time when you have time to read it in its entirety.  It will be worth the wait and the eventual effort.  It comes in three sections:  a Primer on Averages, a general discussion of Fruit Salad metrics, and a…

Global temperatures plunge in April – “the pause” returns

Global temperatures have dropped 0.5° Celsius in April according to Dr. Ryan Maue. In the Northern Hemisphere they plunged a massive 1°C . As the record 2015/16 El Nino levels off, the global warming hiatus aka “the pause” is back with a vengeance. He writes: Some good news to end April, global temperature anomaly has fallen to only +0.1°C today…

Global Temperature Report: March 2017

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.12 C per decade March temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.19 C (about 0.34 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. Northern Hemisphere: +0.30 C (about 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. Southern Hemisphere: +0.07 C (about 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. Tropics:…

March 2017 Projected Temperature Anomalies from NCEP/NCAR Data

Guest Post By Walter Dnes In continuation of my Temperature Anomaly projections, the following are my March projections, as well as last month’s projections for February, to see how well they fared. Data Set Projected Actual Delta HadCRUT4 2017/02 +0.817 (incomplete data) HadCRUT4 2017/03 +0.817 (incomplete data) GISS 2017/02 +1.02 +1.10 +0.08 GISS 2017/03 +1.03…