Cowtan and Way's 'pausebuster', still flat compared to models

Steve McIntyre writes: In the context of IPCC SOD FIgure 1.5 (or similar comparison of models and observations), CW13 is slightly warmer than HadCRUT4 but the difference is small relative to the discrepancy between models and observations; the CW13 variation is also outside the Figure 1.5 envelope. Advertisements

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #391

The Week That Was: 2019-12-21 (December 21, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays Number of the Week: 1/1,000,000,000,000…

The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial

From The Conversation Don’t let the green naysayers drown you out. Component/Shutterstock Mark Maslin, UCL The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change – where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and…

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The Dim-Bulb Tide of Climate Crisis Alarmism

Guest ridiculing of science “journalism” by David Middleton The blood-red photos accompanying this screed of climate crisis wailing reminded me of the classic Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode… In Irwin Allen’s TV adaptation of RCP8.5, the Van Allen Radiation Belt had ignited the atmosphere . This was also the basis of the…

Why You Shouldn’t Draw Trend Lines on Graphs

Guest essay by Kip Hansen What we call a graph is more properly referred to as “a graphical representation of data.”  One very common form of graphical representation is “a diagram showing the relation between variable quantities, typically of two variables, each measured along one of a pair of axes at right angles.” Here at…

Kriged Sea Level Rise

Guest post by AJ Kriged Sea Level Rise May 14, 2019 Introduction This post shows a reconstruction of sea level rise (SLR) derived by kriging tide gauge data corrected for vertical land velocity.  Kriging is a statistical interpolation method which takes into account how observations differ over distance.  This method is employed widely in the…