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These items caught my eye – 15 May 2015

1: NASA “US has not seen landfall of any hurricane of Category 3 or higher for nine years”; 2: April 2015 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update; 3: Tackling human biases in science; 4: #BiasedBBC : Bought to Booker, but not to Book; 5: Raining, AGAIN, in San Jose, in May, In A Drought; 6: Call that a Pause?; 7: More On The Arctic Ice Satellite Scam; 8: Snow depth over spring sea ice affects polar bear feeding success and ringed seal survival; 9: Climate Change Reconsidered II – by Marty Hertzberg; 10: What’s Happening To Antarctic Ice Sheets?; Please remember to read the comments, as the information (and the links) contained in them often put the main article into context..
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NASA “US has not seen landfall of any hurricane of Category 3 or higher for nine years”

What exactly is this man-made climate change which is caused by the use of fossil fuels?

It cannot be global warming which has been absent for almost 20 years while the use of fossil fuels has doubled.

“It is stormier weather”, I hear the warmists say.

Well not according to NASA at least for hurricanes. And when NASA can do no better than to reckon that the non-occurrence of hurricanes is a matter of “luck” I have little tolerance for the alarmists and their “religious belief” that every storm which occurs is caused by human influences. – Click here to read the full article
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April 2015 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update

This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through April 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through March 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) through April 2015.

INITIAL NOTES:

I’m still using Release 5.6 of the UAH lower troposphere temperature anomalies for this post, because Release 6.0 is only in beta form. I’ve included the UAH release 6.0 data as a supplemental graph, though.

I’ve eliminated the graphs of the long-term running trends (see sample here from the last update). I’ve been presenting them for a fe years and I can’t recall one comment about them. I replaced them with a model-data comparison which shows the growing difference between model simulations of global surface temperatures and data.

For discussions of the annual GISS and NCDC data for 2014, see the posts: – Click here to read the full article
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Tackling human biases in science

Psychologist Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia says that the most common and problematic bias in science is “motivated reasoning”: We interpret observations to fit a particular idea.

Nautilus has published a very interesting article entitled The trouble with scientists: How one psychologist is tackling human biases in sciences. I thought this article would be a good antidote to the latest nonsense by Lewandowsky and Oreskes. Excerpts: – Click here to read the full article
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#BiasedBBC : Bought to Booker, but not to Book

BBC’s Climate Stance In Brazen Defiance Of The Law
Date: 07/03/15 Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

When it comes to climate change, the BBC’s coverage is quite deliberately one-sided, argues Christopher Booker

Next January will see the 10th anniversary of one of the most curious episodes in the history of the BBC. At a “secret seminar”, many of its most senior executives met with a roomful of invited outsiders to agree on a new policy that was in flagrant breach of its Charter. They agreed that, when it came to climate change, the BBC’s coverage should now be quite deliberately one-sided, in direct contravention of its statutory obligation that “controversial subjects” must be “treated with due accuracy and impartiality”. Anything that contradicted the party line, from climate science to wind farms, could be ignored. – Click here to read the full article
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Raining, AGAIN, in San Jose, in May, In A Drought

Just a quick note that I abandoned working in the garden about noon-thirty today as once again it began to rain here. (A good, if odd, thing).

Prior event: https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/raining-in-san-jose-in-the-drought/

From Wunderground almanac for today is an interesting entry: – Click here to read the full article
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Call that a Pause?

The length of the “pause”, “hiatus”, slowdown”, or “plateau”, whatever you wish to call it, is of great interest to sceptics and mainstream climate scientists alike, although Global Warming Enthusiasts such as John Cook try to pretend it doesn’t exist and/or is not important.

In this post I am showing the length of time during which the linear trend of temperatures is less than +0.01C per 100 years- i.e. zero or negative. I use the UAH version 6 data to April 2015 which has been recently released, for various regions of the globe. University of Alabama (Huntsville) data are derived from satellite radiosonde data for the lower troposphere. These represent how the bulk of the atmosphere is behaving. – Click here to read the full article
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More On The Arctic Ice Satellite Scam

Arctic ice propaganda at NSIDC depends on graphs like the one below, which cleverly start at peak ice in 1979, and create the deceptive appearance of a linear decrease in ice – intended to fool the reader into believing it is due to CO2 emissions. – Click here to read the full article
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Snow depth over spring sea ice affects polar bear feeding success and ringed seal survival

Snow depth over sea ice in spring affects the hunting success of polar bears on ringed seal (Phoca hispida) pups, but the relationship is more complicated than you might think and there is less data on this phenomenon than you would believe.

Regional snow depth in spring (April-May) varies naturally from year to year due to weather patterns driven in part by long-term climate cycles (like the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and the Arctic Oscillation).

This year, it was very cold in Eastern North America, with record-breaking snow fall in some areas. Snow depth was apparently greater than average over Hudson Bay sea ice this spring but was it deep enough to have impaired polar bear hunting success?Click here to read the full article
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Climate Change Reconsidered II – by Marty Hertzberg

This paper published in Energy & Environment is from a colleague I work with in debunking the anti-meritocratic, irrational, and anti-human fraud of climate alarm and its sophistical “greenhouse effect”. The following link opens the pdf paper:

Climate Change Reconsidered II

A few excerpts: – Click here to read the full article
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What’s Happening To Antarctic Ice Sheets?

What is happening to the Antarctic ice sheets? Are they really all melting?

To answer the question, we first need to go back and take a look at Jay Zwally’s paper in 2012, Mass Gains of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Exceed Losses. He found that: – Click here to read the full article
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