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Tamino's Open Mind: It’s real, it’s us, the risks are serious, and the window of time to prevent widespread dangerous impacts is closing fast.

WGBH Boston has produced an outstanding episode of NOVA about climate change. It’s realistic, it doesn’t give “equal time to idiots,” and it highlights the prospect of realistic solutions without soft-pedalling the problems. Definitely worth a watch. This post’s title …

2018-04-19 20:40   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: How Climate Deniers can “Hide the Incline”

Most of us have seen graphs of global temperature anomaly, like this one using data from NASA: The temperature increase is, not to put too fine a point on it, obvious. If we were climate deniers, how could we graph …

2018-04-18 22:29   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Recent Sea Level Change

NOAA provides an excellent website for acquiring and examining sea level data from tide gauges. It includes maps with which one can select individual stations, but which also show the rate of sea level rise based on fitting a linear …

2018-04-17 00:16   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Talking Points

The Huffington Post has obtained an internal memo from the EPA (under the leadership of Scott Pruitt) revealing what it thinks are the right “talking points” about climate change that can be “used across all Program and Regional Offices.” The …

2018-03-30 17:59   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: The Ballot is stronger than the Bullet — Abraham Lincoln

Tin soldiers N.R.A. comin’ right here in America This winter I hear the drummin’ seventeen dead in Florida Gotta get down to it guns are cutting us down shoulda been done long ago. What if you knew her, and found …

2018-03-18 17:33   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: US Warmhole

Not all places on earth are experiencing global warming at the same rate. Let’s consider the U.S., the “lower 48 states.” Taking data from NOAA for the 344 climate divisions in this region, and computing the linear trend rate for …

2018-02-20 03:05   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Consequences

It seems that Sheldon Walker’s main disagreement with the danger of global warming isn’t about whether or not it’s happening, or whether or not it’s man-made. He isn’t convinced that the consequences will be as harmful as is often claimed. …

2018-02-18 12:16   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: New Blog

I’ve launched a new blog. I’m not abandoning this one, just starting another. ClimateYES The “YES” stands for “Youth Education in Science” because it’s about educating youth (including youthful 100-year-olds if they wish) about the science. I can use help, …

2018-02-15 13:24   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: The Lowest Road

I call climate deniers “denier.” This angers some of them; they claim that I’m trying to liken them to Holocaust deniers in order to smear them by association with Nazis. That’s bullshit. I call them “denier” because they deny reality; …

2018-02-13 20:17   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Acceleration

Sea level isn’t just rising, it is accelerating. It did so during the 20th century, and has done so even more quite recently. ABC news reported the story, based on just-published research (Nerem et al. 2018), that the latest satellite …

2018-02-13 13:34   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Song for Donald


2018-02-12 00:03   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: John Wayne or Gandhi?

When I grew up, I wanted to be like John Wayne. I won’t be insulted, I won’t be cheated, I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same in …

2018-02-08 16:54   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Response to Sheldon Walker

Sheldon Walker commented on my most recent post about his most recent post. It began thus: Sheldon Walker | February 7, 2018 at 12:10 am | Reply Sheldon Walker: Oh, oh, I see, running away then. You yellow bastards! Come …

2018-02-07 03:28   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sheldon Walker offers a “compromise” about the global warming “pause”

Sheldon Walker decided to write a post suggesting “A possible compromise on global warming slowdowns and pauses.” He even offers the conciliatory admission “So we are effectively arguing about different things. This means that we could both be right (or …

2018-02-06 16:50   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming Rates (by request)

A reader asked for the actual rates at which various global temperature data sets (featured in this post) are increasing, after one removes the estimated impact of ENSO (the el Niño southern oscillation), volcanic eruptions, and solar variations. I welcome …

2018-02-06 16:44   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: HUGE Problem with Jevrejeva et al. Sea Level Data

Global sea level before the satellite era is estimated from individual tide gauge records, which are combined to reconstruct a global average. One of the reconstructions climate deniers love best is from Jevrejeva et al., and the reason is obvious: …

2018-02-04 19:35   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Surface Temperature and Satellite Temperature

One of the myths about temperature data is the ludicrous notion that the data for atmospheric temperature from satellites are better than the surface data from thermometers. We’ve heard this from people who should know better, like John Christy and …

2018-02-02 21:55   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: What Donald Trump will Never Understand


2018-02-01 16:51   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: the Relentless Trend

When it comes to global warming, recent years have been so hot that it worries even those who deny the problem exists. No one more desperately needs global warming to end than those most against doing anything about it. That’s …

2018-01-31 20:23   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: How to FAKE a “Pause” in Global Warming

Climate deniers love to declare a “pause” in global warming. What they don’t seem to care for is finding out the truth about whether or not it’s real. When it becomes so obvious global warming hasn’t paused that claiming it’s …

2018-01-25 14:23   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Is CO2 Still Accelerating?

Not only is the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere on the rise, the rise itself has been getting faster — so CO2 concentration has been accelerating. A reader recently asked whether or not there’s any sign of its increase …

2018-01-20 16:37   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: 2017 Temperature Summary

RealClimate did a brief post about the latest global temperature data, just released. A reader comment says, “I think it would be a good idea to publish graphs with the influence of El Nino, etc, removed, if this is possible.” …

2018-01-20 14:00   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Where’s the “red team”?

Climate deniers, including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, keep talking about how they want a “red team/blue team” debate about climate change. So far … nothing. I don’t expect it to happen at all. Why? Because the “red team” would actually …

2018-01-19 16:09   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sheldon Walker and the non-existent “slowdown”

Sheldon Walker has made yet another post at WUWT claiming there was a “slowdown” in global temperature recently, this time titled “Proof that the recent global warming slowdown is statistically significant (correcting for autocorrelation).” The new post, rather than include …

2018-01-18 07:22   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Letter from a Birmingham Jail

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. …

2018-01-15 18:56   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Jet Stream – Sea Ice + Polar Vortex = ???

A fascinating idea has emerged, that when heat waves or cold waves happen, global warming might make them last longer. Some think that this has already begun, an idea suggested by the recent long-lasting cold wave to hit the eastern …

2018-01-15 14:49   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Too important not to go off topic

I received an email from Angus King, U.S. Senator from the great state of Maine. It has nothing to do with climate change, but I think it’s so important that any help I can provide is time well spent. Please …

2018-01-14 15:18   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sheldon Walker and the non-existent “pause”

Sheldon Walker seems to be desperate — desperate to believe that global warming exhibited a “slowdown” recently. His latest attempt to prop up his faulty belief is a new post at WUWT titled “Proof that the recent global warming slowdown …

2018-01-13 02:53   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: 2017: Hottest Year with No el Niño

Last year (2017) will not be the hottest year on record; it’s likely to be 2nd-hottest. But it will be the hottest which was not enhanced by el Niño conditions. El Niño is the “warm phase” of a natural oscillation …

2018-01-11 19:30   Click to comment

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2018-01-08 18:56   Click to comment

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