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Bad news, good news, bad news.

So, the bad news is that it is looking increasingly likely that the world will experience a very strong El Nino event this 2014-2015 winter (winter in the N. hemisphere, summer down under).  There is even talk of a super-El Nino, one to rival 1998’s phenomenal event.  Lots of good information on that here at…

130 Years

Watch the video below and see if you can see where the warming stops: (seen at the wonderful APOD site)

A commenter on the most recent edition of het’s AWOGWN asks an interesting set of questions: How would temperature data have been seen during the last 10,000 years prior to the peak of each of the previous Milankovich cycles? What caused the temperature to reverse course in those cycles and why would we not expect…

A Tale of Two Predictions

Real Climate has done two posts recently that I thought would be served well by their juxtaposition. The first one highlights an early projection of global mean temperatures made by Jim Hansen in 1981.

Another “Hide the Decline” moment?

The fallout from the BEST project results continues, with the denialosphere frantically trying to disown and defame Richard Muller. Marc Morano is at his shrillest pitch ever, and believe me that is as shrill as shrill gets! I guess it works at some level, because he did make me look at his website. That high…

Oh boy, get out the tinfoil. Here’s one the conspiracy nuts will howl over. The temperature record that has been showing the lowest anomaly in the recent decades, HadCRU, the dataset managed by the UK’s Met Office and the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU), is about to be revised upwards.

Scientists flummoxed by snowstorm

As fate would have it, no sooner does a disengenous commenter here point out the unusual cold and snow falling on my hometown of Vancouver, Canada than I come accross this amusing comic from Jen Sorenson:

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!

Inhofe’s alternate reality

“I don’t think that anyone disagrees with the fact that we actually are in a cold period that started about nine years ago.” Um…okay. I guess that’s true if your definition of “anyone” excludes every single scientific agency that concerns itself with climate indicators and those of us who actually look at them. A good…

What’s wrong with this graph?

A regular here recently offered us this PDF from Willie Soon and Lord Monkton’s Science and Public Policy Institute and asks what is wrong with the graph in there.