HADCRUT4 is now at its 3rd iteration. It started with version 22.214.171.124 and then version 126.96.36.199 come out. As of the latest data it is at 188.8.131.52.
I thought I would compare them. Here is the difference between them ( 184.108.40.206 monthly anomaly minus 220.127.116.11 monthly anomaly).
If the bar is red, the newest HADCRUT4 is warmer. If blue, then the newest data is cooler.
This is the data from 1950 on. Note that the values are pretty low and relatively evenly divided between blue and red.
Until 1997. Then the values are a little larger (still relatively small). And almost all red.
They are warming the most recent temperatures again! Give them a few years and the pause will disappear.
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I was reading a transcript of an interview with Hans von Storch on P Gosselin’s blog today.
In terms of my understanding of what is going on in climate “science”, he really hit the nail on the head.
“Q: Can the cause of the cold winters be identified?
HvS: One has to ask why are such explanations first found after the event appears.It indeed would have been much nicer if someone had said already in the year 2000: By the way, you have to expect harder winters in Europe because the Arctic ice is retreating in the summer. This claim today then would have been far more convincing. But it was the other way around: We noticed that something strange had happened, and then an explanation was constructed. Other explanations would also be possible.”
Climate Science in the 1980s and 1990s and 2000s made all kinds of predictions about coming doom and gloom. To use one example they predicted less sea ice at both poles. The problem for climate science is that Antarctic Sea Ice grew! So what happened? Someone wrote a paper with a constructed explanation for why it happened (based on a joke of a climate model usually). There are dozens of other “explanations” that have come out recently to explain why there is more snow or less snow or more rain or less rain depending on which previous prediction existed.
What is really happening is that climate scientists are just making these explanations up because us “deniers” have been mocking them and making them look really really stupid. So scientists being well funded by the AGW industry have started constructing explanations to attack the deniers attacks on the old stupid obviously wrong predictions climate scientists made in the past.
So … we are now in the Constructing Explanations Phase of climate science. In essence they are trying to cover up their horrible predictions with bogus excuses.
The big green con continues in Europe. While the USA is burning more and more clean natural gas, Europe is burning more wood!
“Which source of renewable energy is most important to the European Union?
Solar power, perhaps? (Europe has three-quarters of the world’s total installed capacity of solar photovoltaic energy.)
Or wind? (Germany trebled its wind-power capacity in the past decade.) The answer is neither.
By far the largest so-called renewable fuel used in Europe is wood.
In its various forms, from sticks to pellets to sawdust, wood (or to use its fashionable name, biomass)
accounts for about half of Europe’s renewable-energy consumption.
In some countries, such as Poland and Finland, wood meets more than 80% of renewable-energy demand.
Even in Germany, home of the Energiewende (energy transformation) which has poured huge subsidies
into wind and solar power, 38% of non-fossil fuel consumption comes from the stuff.”
Understatement of the Decade.
“I just think they don’t understand the climate,” he said of climatologists. “Their computer models are full of fudge factors.”
“The models are extremely oversimplified,” he said. “They don’t represent the clouds in detail at all. They simply use a fudge factor to represent the clouds.”
“There are people who just need a cause that’s bigger than themselves,” said Happer. “Then they can feel virtuous and say other people are not virtuous.”
That reminds of the joke Judith Curry deleted from her blog the other day:
Q: Why did god invent phrenologists?
A: So climate scientists would have a profession to look down upon.
I knew it. I tell people this. And they insist it isn’t true.
“Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.
Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.
In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12 million tons of ‘green’ waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.”
‘Most people believe their rubbish is recycled in this country.
Now it turns out there are container ships coming here from China filled with televisions and computers … and going home stacked with containers filled with our recycled rubbish.
That is shameful.’
Warning labels on gas pump nozels? | CTV News.
If fossil fuels are so horrible why are environmentalists using them?
And leave the rest of us sane people alone.
Some blogger named David Appell was sounding the AGW alarm yesterday (for the millionth time I think) about dangerous Arctic Greening.
I did a post about how it has warmed in the past in the Arctic here.
I noted that temperatures dropped 1.8C from the 40s to the 1960s in that post and then it warmed again to about 1.2C warmer than 1940s.
Thats about 2F over 70 years.
But I just can’t get past the insanity of his post. He is claiming temperatures will rise 20F.
“The paper says climate models predict the shift will be 20° more by the end of the century. That’s about 1400 miles.
Denver will move to Mexico City. Saskatchewan will move to Houston. Fairbanks, Alaska will move to Portland, Oregon, and Portland will move somewhere equivalent to Miami’s latitude. “
Maybe Quack Soup would be a better title for his blog?
Fire Every NASA Employee Working On Global Warming Now. Take their salaries and their whole budget and:
Spend the money on asteroid detection and deflection.
“Charles Bolden, the chief of the Nasa, has warned that the US space agency’s best advice on how to handle a large asteroid heading towards New York City is “pray“.
Mr Bolden told US lawmakers that prayer was all that the US or anyone could currently do about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth.”
Read it and weep.
Of course NASA will still screw it up.
Conservation groups in Southern California sued the Department of the Interior on Tuesday in an attempt to block construction of a wind farm they claim could cause nearby residents to develop health problems ranging from diabetes to cancer to attention deficit disorder.
“The project is an unnecessary industrialization of pristine wilderness areas,” they said in the complaint.”
Q: How Do You Miss A 10,000 Tonne Meteorite?
A: You Squander Trillions on fixing “Dangerous” Global Warming even if the warming paused 16 years ago.
30 Hiroshima Bombs
“The meteor explosion appears to be one of the most stunning cosmic events above Russia since the 1908 Tunguska Event in which a massive blast most scientists blame on an asteroid or a comet ripped through Siberia.
Russian scientists were initially reported to have estimated its mass to be around 10 tonnes, but Nasa later claimed it was considerably larger with a mass closer to 10,000 tonnes.”
You know, if I was as deranged as one of the AGW cult leaders, I would be crying about how sad it was that all those people in Russia survived and ruined a great opportunity to shame the world into ACTION and pass a global meteorite tax to raise money for asteroid detection.