A Few Things Ill Considered

La Niña cannot erase decades of warming

A great and substantive post up at Skeptical Science on La Nina and what we should expect (and not expect) in terms of its impact on global temperatures.

Read it all!

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La Ninas typically redistribute the global heat budget in such a way as average surface temperatures are depressed from where they might otherwise have been, and we are several months into a strong one now.

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Be on the lookout for lots more “global warming stopped!” bull.

Comments

  1. #1 Steve L
    November 11, 2010

    Bring on the nonsense! Better to inoculate people who follow this once in a while. If they had brains they’d only bust out the easily-debunkable stuff at critical junctures (votes, etc).

  2. #2 J Bowers
    November 11, 2010

    Thanks Coby. I’ve bookmarked this for those pending occasions where I now get the chance to post,

    “Not quite, you’re wrong, here’s why: http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered/2010/11/la_nina_cannot_erase_decades_o.php

    And when they respond with “Blah, blah, blah, nah, nahhhhhh…” I get to post the longer and more detailed Skeptical Science version, too.

  3. #3 adelady
    November 12, 2010

    If global warming’s stopped, I’d hate to see what these pics would look like if it kept going.

    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/2010vs2005+1998.pdf (2010 Jan- Oct hottest ever)

  4. #4 jyyh
    November 20, 2010

    out of regular net access, so comments will be sparse. la nina is the thing storing atmospheric heat to the ocean, right?

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