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Sea LevelNiño

The Sea Level site of the University of Colorado has an interesting graph which shows quite plainly that there’s a relationship between global sea level and the el Niño southern oscillation: I decided to see how el Niño might be…
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Trump Twit

Fascinating FaceBook post from France. Dear Mr Trump, thank you for your concern. A man has indeed attacked a soldier with two machetes this morning in Paris. It wasn’t in the Louvre Museum, it was in the Carrousel du Louvre,…
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Sea Ice Seasonal Cycle

Several readers mentioned that the plot of sea ice anomaly in the Arctic shown in the last post has much greater fluctuation after about 2007. Anomaly values are the difference between a given time’s extent, and the average for that…
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Climate Change in the News

Some news items worth reading: Donald Trump denies climate change, the U.S. military disagrees “The military has seen climate change as a problem since 2003, if not earlier,” says retired Army Gen. Gerry Galloway, now with the Center for Climate…
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Climate Denial about Sea Ice

When it comes to Arctic sea ice, climate deniers have a hard time explaining why it has declined so far so fast. It’s one of the most telling signs of global warming, a stark message from Earth to deniers: it’s…
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Sea Level Acceleration

A regular big lie from climate deniers, in fact a huge lie from climate deniers, is when they deny that there’s been acceleration of sea level rise. Sea level acceleration is a fact. Let’s start with what happened during the…
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Fake Time

Over at the WUWT blog, Philip Lloyd objects to the fact that temperature data for Capetown, South Africa have been homogenized. He objects to being unable to find documentation for the homogenization, but when it comes to providing actual evidence…
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Big Lies about Climate Change

One of the never-ending tactics of climate deniers is to tell the big lie. Another is to say something that is technically true in the most limited sense, but is so misleading, so irrelevant, that it’s tantamount to a lie.…
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The Pause that Never Happened

As part of an ongoing comedy routine, David Whitehouse of GWPF (Global Warming Policy Forum) now claims that the “pause” in global warming — the one that never happened — actually never went away. The funniest part is how lame…
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Global Temperature: the Big 3

The title is a bit of a pun, since it refers to both the “big 3” global temperature data sets — NASA, NOAA, and HadCRUT4 — it also refers to the third year in a row global temperature has set…
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Ivanka

Seems there’s a twitter account worth reading: It’s here: https://twitter.com/ivanka/status/821286796491362304 You can read more about it here.…
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Coping with Sea Level Rise

The people of Tampa Bay, in order to prepare for all the problems that will come with sea level rise, responded to Florida’s 2015 Peril of Flood Act by having their Climate Science Advisory Panel (CSAP) produce a Recommended Projection…
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Global Warming’s Record Year

It is widely publicized that 2016 will certainly break the record for yearly average global temperature. Again. This will be the third year in a row we’ve set a new record. It’s time we paid attention. I’ve often emphasized that…
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Sea Surface Temperature — NOAA Vindicated

Ever since NOAA released their latest update to sea surface temperature, version ER-SSTv4 (Extended Reconstruction Sea Surface Temperature version 4), it — and they — have been the target of vicious attack. It has come not just from climate denier…
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Tony Heller’s Snow Job: Part 2

Tony Heller has replied to my previous post. I don’t think he likes me very much. Apparently he doesn’t believe that increasing temperature can increase the amount of water vapor in the air, or that can affect the amount of…
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Tony Heller’s Snow Job

How would we expect global warming to affect the world’s amount of snow cover? The naive way — the simpleton’s way — would be to say that higher temperature must mean less snow, all the time, everywhere. Senator James Inhofe…
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Global Warming 2016: Arctic Spin

The useful thing about a canary in a coal mine is that it warns you of danger before the danger kills you. When 2016 began last January 1st, the average temperature throughout the Arctic was fully 18°F (10°C) hotter than…
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Sea Level Rise

We’ve been observing sea level with satellites for 24 years now. This blog is made possible by readers like you; join others by donating at Peaseblossom’s Closet.…
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Internet Climate

Although it has nothing to do with the science of Earth’s climate, the following video from the HBO series The Newsroom is a chilling, and telling, tale of the internet climate. Please watch. When it comes to climate science, denizens…
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Merry Christmas

And now for something completely different … Julien Neel sings choral music, including a lot of “barbershop quartet.” Which part does he sing, you wonder? All of them!…
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A Winter’s Day

I talk a lot about trend. It’s important. Climate change is, after all, really about the trends — the changes that persist, that portend what we might expect to come. Weather includes the fluctuations around the trend. They’re always there,…
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How Sheldon Walker Views Global Warming

Sheldon Walker recently posted at WUWT his view of global warming, in which he objects to the Skeptical Science view of global warming. He takes particular exception to their graphical display of same: Sheldon Walker prefers what he calls a…
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Engage

Nathalie Weiss was graduating from Stanford University when she listened to the commencement address by Ken Burns. At the time, she was disappointed that his focus was to push graduates rather than congratulate them. Now she feels differently. She wrote…
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