Cooling Down The Land

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE] I’ve discovered an error in the calculations that invalidates most of this post, with the exception of the snow extent data. See the explanation here.] As I mentioned in a recent post, the CERES satellite folks have released another year’s worth of data. Since this should have gotten us…

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Calculating global temperature anomaly

By Nick Stokes, There is much criticism here of the estimates of global surface temperature anomaly provided by the majors – GISS, NOAA and HADCRUT. I try to answer these specifically, but also point out that the source data is readily available, and it is not too difficult to do your own calculation. I point…

California, Temperatures, and Acres Burned

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by the work done by Robert Rohde attempting to link May to October temperatures and rainfall to fires, I thought I’d take a look at the acres burned over the years. Rohde compared the rainfall and temperature records and highlighted the largest fires. However, this gives only a few…

Further to the UAH Lower Temperature Bound

By David Archibald [This looks more like a technical analysis of a stock than a discussion of physical processes to me.  Any time series will have a lower bound.  Selecting a few of those data points that seem to fall on a straight line and asserting that they are bounded by an undefined feedback mechanism…

Most of the Recent Warming Could be Natural

This story broke while Anthony and I were eclipse hunting. ~ctm From Jennifer Marohasy By jennifer on August 21, 2017 in Information AFTER deconstructing 2,000-year old proxy-temperature series back to their most basic components, and then rebuilding them using the latest big data techniques, John Abbot and I show what global temperatures might have done in…

Climate Science Double-Speak

A Quick Note from Kip Hansen   A quick note for the amusement of the bored but curious. While in search of something else, I ran across this enlightening page from the folks at UCAR/NCAR [The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/The National Center for Atmospheric Research — see pdf here for more information]: “What is…

Why Climate Models Run Hot

by Rud Istvan,   EPA administrator Pruitt wants to “Red Team” the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) consensus best reflected in the IPCC assessment reports (AR). At its core, CAGW rests on just three propositions: 1. CO2 is a ‘greenhouse’ gas retarding radiative cooling. This should not be in serious dispute since Tyndall experimentally proved…