• The Temperature Standstill And Its Dismissal

    • Date: 22/01/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The Australian Science Media Centre was swift in canvasing comments about the announcement that 2013 was between the 4th and 7th warmest year in the NASA and NOAA global temperature databases. It also published a number of comments about the so-called “pause” in global temperature data for the past 17 years. Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, […]

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  • NASA and NOAA Confirm Global Temperature Standstill Continues

    • Date: 21/01/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    In a joint press conference NOAA and NASA have just released data for the global surface temperature for 2013. In summary they both show that the ‘pause’ in global surface temperature that began in 1997, according to some estimates, continues. Statistically speaking there has been no significant trend in global temperatures over this period. All these […]

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  • Judith Curry: The Case Of The Missing Heat

    • Date: 20/01/14
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    The global warming ‘pause’ has now gone mainstream, even though the IPCC did its level best to downplay it. Sixteen years into the mysterious ‘global-warming hiatus’, scientists are piecing together an explanation. – Jeff Tollefson Nature has a News and Views piece entitled Climate Change: The Case of the Missing Heat (complete article is available online).   Some excerpts: […]

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  • UK Flooding: No Climate Link

    • Date: 14/01/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    It has been said that much of the recent flooding in the UK has been triggered by heavy rainfall brought about by changing climate. Some have said this is due to anthropogenic influences. Others collate what is thought to be happening with what many climate models predict about the future incidence of extreme weather. It […]

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  • ‘Polar Vortex’ That Caused Record Cold Is Related To Solar Activity, Not Man-Made CO2

    • Date: 12/01/14
    • The Hockey Schtick

    An analysis by meteorologist Guido Guidi at the Italian Climate Monitor site debunks claims that the US record cold was caused by man-made global warming. The analysis shows there has been no overall trend in the jet stream zonal velocity over the past 66 years, which in turn controls the polar vortex. At least 3 published papers confirm […]

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  • Does The Cold Wave Imply Anything About Global Warming? The Answer Is Clearly No

    • Date: 08/01/14
    • Cliff Mass Weather Blog

    Claims that global warming causes more cold waves or that the cold is clear evidence that global warming is nonsense are both wrong. The central and eastern U.S. is now in the midst of a major cold wave, with large regions dropping below zero F and wind chills reaching below -30F.  That is fact. The problem […]

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  • Cool Britannia: Central England Temperature Back To 1980s Levels

    • Date: 03/01/14
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The Central England Temperature numbers for 2013 are now issued. Last year was the second coldest since 1996, second only to 2010. It has not been as low as this since 1990. Figure 1 gives annual means since 1980, with the 1981-2010 average. Figure 2 shows the 5-Year running average.   Figure 1   Figure 2 Highlights […]

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  • New Polar Bear Population Status Documents Withheld

    • Date: 02/01/14
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    I suggested in my last post of 2013 that the biologists of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) might have learned some lessons over the last year about the folly of withholding evidence, fudging data, and trying to hide good news. However, it appears that was wishful thinking. In the course of writing the essay on my top […]

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