2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

Global Warming

Summary: The world's temperature is in the news again, showing that 2017 was another warm year. Now that it is in the record books, let's look at the more important question -- about future warming, if a new pause has begun -- and what might be the political implications. One of the most important datasets … Continue reading 2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

How accurate are climate scientists’ findings? Look at ocean warming.

Summary:  This might be one of the more important of our 3500 posts. It looks at an often asked question about climate science -- how accurate are its findings, a key factor when we make decisions about trillions of dollars (and affecting billions of people). The example examined is ocean heat content, a vital metric … Continue reading How accurate are climate scientists’ findings? Look at ocean warming.

The Pause in global warming has ended. Now see the rest of the story.

Summary: A new paper in Science grapples with pause in atmospheric warming, one of the frontiers in climate science. I expect that the news media will give it mega-coverage, total applause (papers that challenge the paradigm are ignored). Here are comments by climate scientists giving the vital context that few journalists will mention. The important … Continue reading The Pause in global warming has ended. Now see the rest of the story.

Watch our world warm! How warm was June? What’s the trend?

Summary: Each month brings forth a crop of cherry-picked news from climate alarmists about rapid and severe global warming, usually with little or no reference to any historical context. Why do people listen, as the world's climate science institutions show us a broader and more accurate picture? Here we look at what scientists tells about … Continue reading Watch our world warm! How warm was June? What’s the trend?

Update about global temperatures. Watch our world warm!

Summary:  The news media writes frequently about global warming, but how well informed are we. Test for yourselves.  At your local pub ask the bar how much the world has warmed during the 34 year-long satellite record (ie, the best record).  The result, which appears below (in red) will surprise many in the room -- … Continue reading Update about global temperatures. Watch our world warm!