Tag Archives: Warming

Location Location Location

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

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Examining Urban Heat Islands – Part 1.

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

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A Tipping Point Reached

Events this week make me wonder if we have reached a tipping point in climate change.  The trouble with tipping points is that you can only see them with any certainty well after the fact – which is something that … Continue reading

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Quantifying CO2 Mitigation

Update (1st April 2012) Latest versions of files added below. Update (13th January 2012) Latest versions of files added below. Update (26th October 2011) New summary and spreadsheet added – see below Ed Hoskins, since emailing me last November, has been … Continue reading

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Cherries are not the only fruit

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

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Man on a train

I was on an early train on Friday. Normally I try to work, or doze; occasionally it is nice to fall into conversation with fellow passengers. There’s something about trains that seems conducive to such behaviour. About an hour from … Continue reading

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Effects of Subsea Volcanic Heat

A while back I tried to calculate how submarine volcanic activity around the West Antarctic Peninsula might affect water temperatures, and in consequence land temperatures in the region. What I lacked was a credible estimate of the size of a … Continue reading

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Auntie – your slip is showing

Time for the Beeb to rethink its appearance on at least one aspect of science reporting. I was gobsmacked by Tuesday’s news predicting a sunspot cycle shutdown.  I mean, yes I have been following the science, theories  and speculation about … Continue reading

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The only way is up

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

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No Average Year

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.

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