Unusual Sea Surface Temperature is Developing

Here are the SSTs for October since 1998.  Usually at this time of year, the northern Pacific and Atlantic have had a positive temperature anomaly.  The opposite is true this year.  Here are the anomaly maps since 1998.   Large scale ocean events like this need to persist for months to have a major impact, [...]

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Africa, Drought and Global Temperature

I have seen a large number of discussions recently about droughts and how they will be getting worse with a warmer Earth.  This of course is based on the Global Climate Models (GCMs), that were created for the purpose of showing that CO2 emissions, will cause the Earth to become nearly uninhabitable, if we don’t [...]

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Status Update

There have been many stories I have wanted to cover, but I have been working on a project for a while that has been taking up most of my available time.  Since I have now completed the first part of the new project I have decided to make a small announcement about the project. It [...]

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The Problem with Short-Term Analysis

  I am a fan of the webcomic XKCD and tend to read it at least weekly.  The writer is a very clever and well versed in science and his degree is in physics.  Some of the most amusing scientific oddities are discussed in his What-If column. So why am I disappointed?  He recently wrote [...]

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Color pics from the Book currently down

Due to prodigious quantities of spam I have been getting on the pages for that I have had to take them down until I can figure to secure those pages.   Thanks for all the review on Amazon.  I have been busy, but have not forgotten this project.  :-)

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First week of Spring in the USA

Anyone see how many cold records the US had in the first week of Spring? I don’t know if there are records for setting records, but this is up there.

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Introducing the Marcott 9

While it took me a while to get the time together to write an article about the Marcott paper, that does not mean I have not been looking at it and discussing it from nearly the day it was released. There has been lots of discussion within The Right Climate Stuff group that I have been involved in. The ones that lean towards CO2 as something to be concerned about were initially rather excited about this paper, but that has taken a course correction as it has become clear how poor the science is in the Marcott paper.

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Misunderstanding of the Global Temperature Anomaly

With two completed months of the year there is starting to be discussion of how 2013 is shaping up for the annual anomaly. Several comments around the web have caught my attention as they demonstrate a basic misunderstanding of how the Earth’s climate is behaving. This is one of those articles that may seem OCD, but this one misunderstanding is what allows warmists to get away with as much as they do when it comes to climate.

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Global Warming Prediction Error: January 2013

There continues to be many news outlets that are pushing the idea that the Earth will warm up 4 °C by the year 2100. Back in December I initially addressed the issue here, but a thought has percolated with me about how to really deal with this propaganda. The idea is simple enough, I am going to start tracking the prediction error that exists from the warming that will have to take place in order to reach 4 °C of warming by the year 2100. This is a way to see how realistic the projections for the next 87 years are.

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-6.35 °C Anomaly

That is the local temperature anomaly for Boise, Idaho for the entire month of January in 2013.  It is by far the coldest month I have experienced since the early 1990′s and that was in a different place that was much, much colder than the January I just experienced.  Of course a low anomaly doesn’t [...]

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