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These items caught my eye – 7 May 2013

So, what gems caught my eye this week? Well we have tornadoes – no panic there; SST – don’t worry, you won’t boil just yet; The MO & UN – ’nuff said; Clouds keep us cool – wow, I never knew that; London to become another Venice? – apparently not; CO2 rising – but still doing nothing of note. A very quite week, it seems. Please remember to read the comments, as the information (and the links) contained in them often put the main article into context.. If you follow a site that is, maybe, a bit off the beaten track and think it would be of interest, please contact me and I’ll take a look.

Don’t Mention Low Tornado Numbers–It’s Not Fair!!!

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Paul Homewood

Dr Marshall Shepherd is President of The American Meteorological Society. Yesterday he complained on Twitter

“science lit very clear that tornado activity-climate change links weak, why r certain groups making record low tornado news “
Other contributors, notably NOAA’s tornado expert, Harold Brooks, pointed out that it might have something to do with the fact that alarmists had made a big deal about high tornado numbers a couple of years ago! To which Shepherd replies

“Exactly Harold, and I made the same point then as well, I think the tornado issue has been abused on both sides of climate disc”

So, just to put the record straight, sceptics are not claiming:-

1) Global warming will necessarily result in less tornadoes.
2) Lower tornado numbers are evidence of global cooling.

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April 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Bob Tisdale

The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for April 2013. It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and white is set at zero.

April 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map

April 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map
(Global SST Anomaly = +0.234 deg C)


The sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 region in the eastern equatorial Pacific (5S-5N, 170E-120E) are a commonly used index for the strength, frequency and duration of El Niño and La Nina events. We keep an eye on the sea surface temperatures there because El Niño and La Niña events are the primary cause of the yearly variations in global sea surface temperatures AND they are the primary cause of the long-term warming of global sea surface temperatures over the past 30 years.

See the discussion of the East Pacific versus the Rest-of-the-World that follows.

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Of word salads and firebrands on the UN waterfront

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Hilary Ostrov

So, while the U.K. Met Office (presumably still inspired by their enhanced status as a “jewel in the crown, of British and global science”) has been unable to master the technology required to correct an unsupportable headline as part of their effort to “bridge the gap between climate scientists and the public”, an organization called UN Water has has been moving at the speed of lightning.

Well, for a UN bureaucracy … it’s the speed of lightning!

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“Climate science” now hunting for cooling effects – and finds the brightness of clouds

Posted on May 6, 2013 by The k2p blog

How is it that – for a settled science – all these new “cooling” mechanisms are suddenly being found? Could it have something to do with trying to rescue climate models which have failed to predict the slowdown in global warming? “Climate science” is now hunting for previously unidentified cooling effects to explain the warming that has not happened.

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UK Sea Levels–No Increase In Last 10 Years

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Paul Homewood

London underwaterWith all the talk about global sea levels, it is easy to lose track of what is happening all around us, in the places where we actually live.

Here in the UK, back in 2009, the government organised a series of Regional Climate Adaptation Studies, that warned us to expect sea level rises of 0.35 metres by 2050. But what has actually been happening in recent years?

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Unchanged seasonal variation shows that Carbon dioxide concentration increase is probably not due to fossil fuel combustion

Posted on May 5, 2013 by The k2p blog

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere varies seasonally with the May peak being about 6 ppm higher than the October low. These are very regular and are a reflection of biogenic and chemical interactions from plants, the soil and the oceans.

This concentration is the net result following all the mechanisms by which carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed. Since 1960 the mean concentration has risen about 25% from about 320 ppm to just under 400 ppm now (399 as of yesterday) but the seasonal variation has remained virtually unchanged during this time.

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2 thoughts on “These items caught my eye – 7 May 2013

  1. Did you miss this one? http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/07/british-lawmakers-demand-cheaper-alcohol-at-parliamentary-bars/

    Or did I?. Nice to see that you Brits have the same politicians as us Colonials. 😉

    Posted by PhilJourdan | May 8, 2013, 9:37 pm
    • Yes, I did spot it but that sort of stuff doesn’t upset us any more. We know they are a bunch of shysters and this sort of thing is par for the course.

      Just another reason Nigel Farage speaks to peoples’ hearts.

      Posted by grumpydenier | May 8, 2013, 9:56 pm

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