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April 17, 2014

USA March 1910 versus March 2014 (according to the NOAA)

Filed under: Humor,Mockery,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 4:45 PM
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March 1910 (Before Global Warming) 7.94°F Above the 1901-2000 Average

cag_[ Divisional Temperature Anomalies (Mar 1910) ]

 

Some of those divisions are 16F above normal.

March 2014 (After Global Warming)  -0.99°F Below the 1901-2000 Average

cag_[ Divisional Temperature Anomalies (Mar 2014) ]

http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/cag/#app=cdo

PS I just randomly picked 1934 without checking. And then I noticed 1910 … but I’ll post the 1934 map so it doesn’t go to waste.

March 1934 (Before Global Warming) 1.28°F Above the 1901-2000 Average

cag_[ Divisional Temperature Anomalies (Mar 1934) ]

 

Sea Ice Update April 17 2014 – Highest Global Sea Ice For This Day in 30 years – Over 1 Million Sq Km Above Normal

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 1,088,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 3 for the day.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,622,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -534,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 28 for the day.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_106_1981-2010

 

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_106_1981-2010

Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming in the oceans?

As a minor followup to my post “Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming?” lets consider ocean warming.

From 1900 to 1945 oceans were warming at a rate of  0.0116188C per year.

After 1945 oceans were warming at a rate of 0.00654978C per year.

Which means the massive 1945 increase in CO2 after 1945 slowed the  rate of ocean warming by 0.00506902C per year. Which is a drop off 44%.

Could_CO2_SST

Woodfortrees Url is here.

 

 

April 16, 2014

Sea Ice Update April 16 2014 – Antarctic Sea Ice is 66% Higher Than It Was in 1980

The most recent sea ice extent data for Antarctica is from April 15th and that is day 105.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for day 105 is 8.34885 million sq km.

In 1980,  Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for day 105 was 5.02921 million sq km.

That is a 66% increase.

If “climate scientists” were actually interested in science, you might think they would mention it.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 105 From 1980 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_105_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_105_1981-2010

 

 

 

 

Climate Change Is Damaging Brains (of the Researchers Probably)

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 7:30 AM
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Every once in a while I read the Daily Mail website Today I came across:

Climate change is damaging fish brains and causing them to lose their survival instinct, researchers warn

Immediately all I could think of was:

Climate change is damaging fish brains researchers brains and causing them to lose their minds

So lets get to the key point. They claim fish act bolder when exposed to water with a lower pH level:

There’s no difference between the fish treated with CO2 in the lab in tests for chemical senses versus the fish we caught and tested from the CO2 reef”

Could it be that catching the fish and not killing them causes the fish to act differently?

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2605560/Fish-losing-survival-instinct-climate-change-claim-researchers.html

April 15, 2014

Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,CO2,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 3:03 PM
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Lets say you have a pot of water that is warming, but you can’t see underneath it. There is a thermometer in the pot, and intermittently you write down the temperature.

And at some point some people come up with a theory that suggests a 2nd candle is now adding its energy to the pot of water. So what are you going to do?

Well, one way is to take the temperature data and graph it and calculate the trend before and after the supposed appearance of the 2nd candle. The change in trend is possibly the extra energy added by the 2nd candle.

Of course the analogy is really about CO2. So lets pick say … 1945 as the supposed appearance of the 2nd candle (CO2).

Why 1945? That is when CO2 really took off. Here is the CDIAC data in million metric tons of CO2.

CDIAC-co2

 

And here is the data graphed. 1900 to 1945 in red. And 1945 to 2014 in blue. With trends.  I used Woodfortrees for the graph and here is the url.

Candle_1945_2014

 

So … what are the trends.

1900 to 1945 = 0.0110866C / Year

1945 to 2014 = 0.00954579 / Year

 

I conclude the 2nd candle actually changed the trend downward by 0.00154081C / Year.

Maybe it wasn’t a candle? Maybe it was an ice cube.

I think only conspiracy theorists could come up with a 2nd candle theory when the trend actually went down.

 

 

 

USA NOAA March 2014 – 43rd Coldest – Colder Than 1898,1900,1901,1902,1903,1904,1905,1907 …

Filed under: Mockery,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 8:28 AM
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According to the NOAA March 2014 was 43rd coldest out of 120 March’s.

That is the 2nd March in a row colder than the 1901-2000 average.

This is a partial list of the March’s warmer than 2014: 1898,1900,1901,1902,1903,1904,1905,1907,1908,1910,1911,1914,1916,1918,1919,1921,1925,1927,1928,1929,1933,1934,1935,1936,1938,1939 … 

NOAA_Mar_2014

 

Sea Ice Update April 15 2014 – Global Sea Ice 955,000 sq km Above Normal and Antarctica 1,451,000 sq km Above Normal

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 955,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,451,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is the 37th daily record for 2014.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -497,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. And just below the one standard deviation mark.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_104_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_104_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_104_1981-2010

 

April 13, 2014

NOAA Precipitation Update as of Feb 2014 – Last 12 Months Were Normal

Filed under: NOAA,Precipitation,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 6:24 AM
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I missed this when it came out last month, but according to the NOAA Precipitation for the 12 month period ending February 2014 was normal.

It was .19 inches above the 1901-2000 mean.

Wasn’t there supposed to be a permanent “Climate Change” drought?

 

NOAA_Feb_2014_Precipitation_12 Months

 

Addendum: If you split the NOAA Climate History in two (March – February), these are the averages:

1895 – 1955 = 29.45 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1896&lastbaseyear=1955

1956 – 2014 = 30.44

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1956&lastbaseyear=2014

 

One last one:

1980 – 2014 = 30.75 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1980&lastbaseyear=2014

 

Climate Change … bringer of slightly more precipitation.

April 12, 2014

Sea Ice Update April 12 2014 – Global Sea Ice Over 1,158,000 sq km Above Normal! Antarctic Is Demolishing Old Records!

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 1,158,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,574,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is 220,000 sq km above the old record, 6th daily record in a row and 34th daily record for 2014.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -417,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean and within one standard deviation of normal.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010

 

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