A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for July, 2009

I have tried to make it quite clear a few times that regardless of no new record, there is no evidence that the underlying rising trend in global surface temperatures has reversed or stopped. But absent a short term rising trend the inattentive public is very vulnerable to disengenouous denialists claiming warming is over (did…

Another Week of GW News, July 26, 2009

Sipping from the internet firehose… This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

Arctic sea ice extent tracking below 2008

This is the headline on a press release from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They are one of the goto sources for data about sea ice, either arctic or antarctic. The final extent of arctic sea ice melting this year, as in any other single…

Offered in the spirit of off topic friday funnies: Have a good weekend!

Lousy feedback analogy

It has come up in the comments a couple of times now, so I would like to state for the record that the following is a lousy analogy of a negative feedback. As far as I know, Richard Lindzen came up with this in his speech at the recent Heartland climate sceptic conference. The analogy…

Another Week of GW News, July 19, 2009

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What does Climate Model output look like?

Lots of FUD about climate models get thrown around in the Climate Wars, but what is it they are really doing anyway? The contrarians would have us believe they just take in a bunch of contrived parameters and spit out the worst case possible scenario for global average temperature increase. But the truth is the…

GISS record changes

Changes? Well hardly. Apparently the shocking “dog bites man” story of minuscule changes in GISS global anomaly data is making the rounds on denier sites. A poster here embedded the copy/pasted accusation in an off topic thread, it goes thus: Looks like Hansen/GISS is up to their old tricks; Here are the June global temperature…

Comments on Comments

So a couple of regular supporting commenters have said they will abandon AFTIC unless I do something about a couple of regular antagonistic commenters. It is a difficult question for me as I do appreciate having help answering the various misinformation that is bandied about here. I really don’t have the time myself. But I…

Another Week of GW News, July 12, 2009

Sipping from the internet firehose… This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup