Climate Models Wrong Again

The latest version of HadCRUT4 (a collaborative product of the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia), one of the major ground-based global temperature sets, is significantly and obviously diverging from the projections made by the CMIP5 computer models, which are featured prominently in the IPCC AR5 published in 2013-14.  READ MORE…

El Niño has peaked, not as strong as 1997-98

The latest data indicate it is likely that the current El Niño has peaked and that while similar to the 1997-98 El Niño, it is not quite as strong either 1997-98 or 1982-83. READ MORE…

Lies, damned lies, and statistics: US Wildfires

You may have seen this graph or similar ones promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency purporting to show a dramatic increase in US Wildfire damage since 1983. READ MORE…

The ‘Pause’ Continues: 2015 Cooler than 2010 and 1998

As expected, 2015 came in a distant third place to 2010 and 1998 for warmest year on record, according to the latest lower troposphere temperature data from both Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama at Huntsville, the two independent organizations that maintain and report on satellite temperature data. READ MORE…

20th Century Global Temps Likely Within Natural Variation

UN IPCC Lead Author Philip J. Lloyd published the results of a new study in Energy & Environment Vol. 26, No. 3 (May 2015) in which he concludes that “while some portion of the temperature change observed in the 20th century was probably caused by greenhouse gases, there is a strong likelihood that the major portion was due to natural variations.”  READ MORE…

Obama Wrong About Extreme Weather

In his Weekly Address titled “Confronting the Growing Threat of Climate Change” on June 29, 2013, President Obama said,

“And while we know no single weather event is caused solely by climate change, we also know that in a world that’s getting warmer than it used to be, all weather events are affected by it – more extreme droughts, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes.”

Why does Obama spread fear and misinformation while proposing drastic policy initiatives costing hundreds of billions of dollars, all the while relying on false statements that are directly contradicted by the science? READ MORE…

Atmospheric CO2, O2, and Global Temperature Not Correlated

A quick glance at the following graphs should make it very clear that there is no significant correlation between the three plotted items: global temperature and atmospheric CO2 in the first graph, and atmospheric O2 in the second graph. READ MORE…