OriginThe elevation of the hockey stick and the whole global warming thing to iconic status makes it a giant with feet of clay – poorly founded and ready to crumble. Time to do some digging…
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Category Archives: Station Data
Last week’s post (Part 1) looked at Reno, SFO and Sacramento, three relatively close-by cities at the same latitude but with varying altitude and distance from the coast. The previous post showed that: The three cities differed in their response … Continue reading
The use of anomalies is the normal defense against any critical assessment of the variability of numbers of stations across the climate record – the so-called ‘station drop-out’. The rationale is that it should not matter if stations are located … Continue reading
Well now we know, and I for one think it is worth the wait. Assuming this stands up to further scrutiny, and I have every confidence it will, this is a big deal. These are only initial thoughts. Watts et … Continue reading
How cities grow Roy Spencer’s recent work (here and here) and comments by Peter Azlac got me thinking about urban heat islands (UHI) again. I’ve been musing that so many studies show, measure or quantify UHI in various places, and … Continue reading
I’ve been silent on BEST so far. I still have not read the papers or looked at the data. I’m barely keeping up with so much being written about it. New posts on station data analyses have been absent for … Continue reading
A Tamino rant aimed at Joe D’Aleo’s Arctic ice refreezing after falling short of 2007 record (also at ICECAP) has had me smiling. Tamino’s accusation against Joe of cherry picking are centred on one of the graphs originally posted here at … Continue reading
Charles Duncan has sent me a simple analysis comparing the unadjusted and adjusted versions of the data in GHCN V3. The following graphs were created in an Excel spreadsheet as anomalies for each stations ref 1940 using a First Differences … Continue reading
Last week the Guardian published an article reporting from Bolivia on plans to introduce new laws related to protecting nature from human activity. The piece was about the effects of climate change in Bolivia and cited a large and accelerating … Continue reading
This is a video of the anomaly graphs (First Differences method) for all GHCNV3 stations by year generated by Charles Duncan for a previous post. I post them here mostly as a curiosity.
[I was tempted to call this "Post Normal Distributions" for reasons that will become apparent, however it wasn't entirely appropriate. ] Guest post by Charles Duncan Anthony Watts’ excellent http://www.surfacestations.org website raises questions over the extent to which station changes … Continue reading