Tag Archives: surface temperatures

Assessing global warming

A couple of years ago I wrote a joint post with Roger Pielke Sr that discussed assessing anthropogenic global warming. The post basically used changes in ocean heat content to assess anthropogenic global warming. The basic idea (which is not … Continue reading

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The warmest year…again

I haven’t, yet, written anything about 2016 becoming the warmest year in record. That’s partly because it appears to have been virtually certain that it would be for a few months now, and partly because it’s been extensively covered elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Surface and Satellite Discrepancy

This is a guest post by Steven Mosher, whose previous guest post was about skeptics demanding adjustments. This one is about discrepancies between surface temperature and satellite temperature datasets. I don’t really need to say more. Guest post: Surface and … Continue reading

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World’s oceans

I’m travelling today, so have a bit of time to briefly comment on this recent paper by Glecker et al. which suggests that Industrial-era global ocean heat uptake doubles in recent decades. One of the key results – shown in … Continue reading

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No “pause”?

I wasn’t going to write a whole post on this, but what I thought I would do is simply provide links to those that have. Doug’s McNeall’s blog. RealClimate. International Surface Temperature Initiative. BBC, with – IMO – a sensible … Continue reading

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Climate change by numbers

I watched the much-hyped BBC4 show climate change by numbers and thought it was pretty good. It covered 3 basic numbers; why we think global surface temperatures have risen by 0.85oC since 1880, why we’re 95% (or more) sure that … Continue reading

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Are feedbacks operating?

I’ve been pondering today if being anonymous means that others think it’s okay to be rude and unpleasant, or if they are simply rude and unpleasant. I’m tending towards the latter and have seen nothing to convince me otherwise. A … Continue reading

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