@Watts Up With That?: A Very Quick Introd­uction to NOAA’s New “Pause-​Buster 2” Sea Surface Temper­ature Dataset ERSST.v5

I will soon be publi­shing again my Monthly Global Surface (Land+­Ocean) and Lower Tropos­phere Temper­ature Anomaly posts at my blog ClimateObs­ervations and at WattsUpW­ithThat . Since my last update back in December 2015, NOAA has once again revised their Extended Reconst­ructed Sea Surface Temper­ature dataset, from the “PAUSE-​BUSTER” ERSST.v4 version to ERSST.v5, the latter of…

2018-10-14 11:41

@Watts Up With That?: The New RSS TLT Data is Unbelie­vable! (Or Would That Be Better Said, Not Believ­able?) A quick Introd­uction

In advance of my September 2018 global surface and lower tropos­phere temper­ature anomaly update, this is a very quick introd­uction to the new (over a year old) lower tropos­phere temper­ature anomaly data from RSS (Remote Sensing Systems­)…just three graphs. As you likely know, I haven’t published a monthly global temper­ature update in almost 2 years.…

2018-10-16 10:10

@Real Science: Peter Wadhams Grants The Arctic Another Reprieve!

“World renowned climate expert” Peter Wadhams predicted Arctic ice would be gone ten years ago, and then in 2015, but has graci­ously granted the ice yet another decade. He also believes skeptics are murdering climate scient­ists. How Feedback Loops Are …

2018-10-19 12:28

@Watts Up With That?: Met Office responds to HadCRUT global temper­ature audit by McLean

WUWT readers surely recall this story: BOMBS­HELL: audit of global warming data finds it riddled with errors While not issuing a press release, the scien­tists have responded to press inqui­ries. Britain’s Met Office welcomes audit by Austr­alian resea­rcher about HadCRUT errors Graham Lloyd, The Austr­alian Britain’s Met Office has welcomed an audit from Austr­alian resea­rcher John McLean…

2018-10-15 13:53

@Climate Scepticism: Fascin­ating Algorithm

You may have heard about the recent crackdown by internet providers on purveyors of Fake News, which began by the banning of Alex Jones by Facebook and Twitter. First they came for the loony rightwing racist chemtrail consp­iracy theorist But I wasn’t a loony rightwing racist chemtrail consp­iracy theorist So what me worry? Then it …

2018-10-17 02:36

@Paul Homewood: Govt Announces Plans To Shut Down UK

By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby Just when you think that the Gover­nment cannot get any more stupid, they go and prove you wrong! To mark the launch of this natio­nwide week, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry today (Monday 15 October) wrote to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) […]

2018-10-19 11:52

@Real Science: Guardian : Too Much Sea Ice Threatens Starvation

A few weeks after annou­ncing the demise of Arctic sea ice, the Guardian says there is too much sea ice – and it threatens Elizabeth Warren’s northern relatives with starva­tion. Canada: sea ice prevents crucial supply deliv­eries to isolated commun­ities …

2018-10-19 11:58

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Richard Lindzen: ‘Warming of any signif­icance ceased 20 years ago’

H/T The GWPF This will go down like a lead balloon with the usual climate-​obsessed suspects and their follo­wers. Full lecture here. Professor Lindzen said the IPCC report this week had reduced the alleged tipping point from 2C to 1.5C because there had been no signif­icant warming for 20 years, reports the Daily Mail. ‘Warming […]

2018-10-13 17:12

@Paul Homewood: UN’s New Report Shows There’s ‘Little Basis’ For A Favorite Claim Of Climate Activists

By Paul Homewood As I noted earlier, the latest IPCC report contained little of any real substance as to why we should be scared about another half a degree or so if warming. Instead they were forced to wheel out the usual fake stories about “extreme weather”. However, as Michael Bastach writes below, the […]

2018-10-13 17:32

@Watts Up With That?: Earth narrowly misses massive meteor storm

On Oct. 8-​9, European sky watchers were amazed when a flurry of faint meteors filled the sky at midnight. It was an outburst of the annual Draconids meteor shower. Turns out, that outburst was just the tip of the iceberg. Computer models show that Earth narrowly missed two streams of comet debris that would have…

2018-10-13 19:41

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Jordan Petersen – Marxism and the Pareto Principle

Marxism is ignorant of the Pareto Principle ( 80 / 20 rule) and so tilts at windmills attem­pting to change what is immut­able.

2018-10-13 19:37

@Real Science: NOAA Data Tampering Update

Latest data from the United States Histo­rical Climat­ology Network, showing how the US warming trend is created by altering the data in a specta­cular hockey stick. Spread­sheet Data The total adjus­tment is now well over 1.5 degrees. Almost half …

2018-10-14 13:56

@Paul Homewood: Hurricane Michael Claims Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

By Paul Homewood https://w­ww.telegr­aph.co.uk­/news/201­8/10/10/h­urricane-​michael-​threatens-​florida-​150mph-​winds-​live/ While Michael was certainly a disas­trous hurri­cane, three specific claims have been made about it, which don’t stand up to scrutiny: It was the biggest storm on record for the Florida Panhandle It was the third most powerful to hit the US, based on barom­etric pressure It was the…

2018-10-14 13:12

@Real Science: Unprece­dented Cold In The Western US

Both the maximum and minimum temper­ature at Fort Collins, Colorado oblite­rated the previous record for the date. Yesterday was the first October 14 in Fort Collins which didn’t get above freezing. Average temper­ature for the date is 65 degrees. Los …

2018-10-15 13:47

@Jo Nova: #Data­Gate: Hadley reply to first audit is polite fog excuses about problems 2,000 staff didn’t find

Last week we exposed absurd errors, brutal adjust­ments and an almost complete lack of quality control (was there any at all?) in the key HadCRUT4 data. The IPCC’s favorite set is maint­ained (I’m feeling generous) by the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Uni of East Anglia’s CRU in the UK.

Finally the Hadley Met Centre team have replied to Graham Lloyd regarding John McLean’s audit. Wi thout…

2018-10-15 13:35

@Paul Homewood: Did global warming ‘superc­harge’ Hurricane Michael?

By Paul Homewood It did not take long for the climate mafia to emerge from the woodwork: Hurricane Michael exploded in intensity this week, from a rather nondes­cript tropical depre­ssion Sunday with winds of 35 mph to a Category 4 monster Wednesday with 155 winds. When it hit land, it became the most powerful […]

2018-10-15 16:51

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Fracking row continues as UK shale gas drilling recomm­ences

Opponents seem to imagine there’s a magic button to press for extra energy when it’s dark and not windy, rather than use the reliable power of fuel-​burning. But in the real world the UK already uses vast amounts of gas for heating, cooking, electr­icity genera­tion, indus­trial processes and more. Explor­atory shale gas drilling will begin […]

2018-10-15 14:43

@American Elephants: Hurri­canes Are Not Caused By “Climate Change.” Just Nature At Work.

President Trump was asked by “60 Minutes” Leslie Stahl about Hurricane Florence: He said: “I don’t know that it’s manmade. I will say this: I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs.” … “I’m not denying climate change,” he said in the inter­view. […]

2018-10-16 00:15

@Real Science: SCIENCE : Underst­anding The Jet Stream

Ninety seven percent of climate scien­tists agree that a wavy jet stream is caused by global warming and disapp­earing Arctic ice. CO2 is changing the jet stream in ways that will create more Harveys – ThinkPr­ogress This is not to …

2018-10-16 15:12

@Real Science: New York’s First Cherokee Senator

2018-10-16 14:50

@Paul Homewood: Is Wind Power Really “The Cheapest Form Of Producing Electr­icity Today”, Mr Gummer?

By Paul Homewood https://w­ww.thegwp­f.com/bbc-​finds-​lord-​deben-​guilty-​of-​misle­ading-​public/ As I reported last week, the GWPF partially won its complaint against the BBC, for failing to challenge Lord Deben on the Today programme when he claimed: “What on earth is the gover­nment doing, saying that even where a community wants to have an onshore wind farm, it can’t […]

2018-10-16 19:27

@American Elephants: Heather MacDonald on “The Diversity Delusion”

Heather MacDonald spoke a couple of weeks ago at Hillsd­ale’s Washi­ngton DC outpost, about diver­sity, based on the research done for her new book The Diversity Delusion. If you wonder why every college now seems to have a Diversity Office, as well as large groups of “snowf­lakes” and frequ­ently gets into the news for some […]

2018-10-17 05:35

@Jo Nova: Hadley excuse implies their quality control might filter out the freak outliers? Not so.

The Met Office, Hadley Centre response to #DataGate implied they do quality control and that leaves the impre­ssion that they might filter out the frozen tropical islands and other freak data:

We perform automated quality checks on the ocean data and monthly updates to the land data are subjected to a computer assisted manual quality control process.

I asked John to expand on what Hadley…

2018-10-18 17:08

@Climate Depot: ‘We should all be dead by now’ – ‘Apoca­lypse Delayed’ – ‘The UN IPCC report does not justify climate scaremon­gering’

https://w­ww.spiked-​online.c­om/2018/­10/18/ap­ocalypse-​delayed/ By Ben Pile We should all be dead by now, thanks to overpop­ulation and resource deple­tion. The few of us remaining should be scave­nging a landscape denuded of life by acid rains and UV rays. Thankf­ully, we are not. Also still standing are the scien­tific instit­utions and the global bureauc­racies that predicted our premature

2018-10-18 17:42

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Why the Little Ice Age ended in the middle of the 19th century 

It’s not the concl­usion some might be expec­ting… Analysis of ice cores delivers conti­nuous data for the first time on indus­trial soot from 1740 to today, reports Heritag­eDaily. In the first half of the 19th century, a series of large volcanic eruptions in the tropics led to a temporary global cooling of Earth’s climate. It […]

2018-10-18 22:11

@Judith Curry: Remar­kable changes to carbon emission budgets in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C

by Nic Lewis A close reading of Chapters 1 and 2 of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) reveals some intere­sting changes from the IPCC 5th Asses­sment Report (AR5), and other science-​relevant statem­ents. This article highl­ights …

2018-10-18 21:11

@American Elephants: Why The Left Behaves The Way They Do

John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address spoke of “a new American gener­ation “tempered by war, discip­lined by a hard and bitter peace” that would pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty­.”After a long bloody war, he was a pragma­tist, […]

2018-10-19 07:14

@Paul Homewood: Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby If you want to destroy the British car industry, I can’t think of a better way! https://w­ww.bbc.co­.uk/news/­business-​45899580 Adverti­sements

2018-10-19 12:05

@No Tricks Zone: The Wides­pread Social And Environ­mental Destru­ction Behind Electric Car Batteries And E-​Mobility

German ZDF public telev­ision recently broadcast a report showing how electric cars are a far cry from being what they are all cracked up to be by green activ­ists. Northern Chilean desert being ruined by wides­pread lithium mining. Image cropped from ZDF docume­ntary: Die Schatte­nseiten der E-​Mobilität The report titled: “Batt­eries in twilight – The dark side of […]

2018-10-19 16:44

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field

Origi­nally posted on The Next Grand Minimum : Presen­tation by Professor Valentina Zharkova When: Wednesday 31st October, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: 55 Tufton Street, Westmi­nster, SW1P 3QL Principal component analysis (PCA) of the solar backg­round magnetic field observed from the Earth, revealed four pairs of dynamo waves, the pair with the highest eigen…

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