Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #285

The Week That Was: 2017-09-23 (September 23, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week. “Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead.”— John Maynard Keynes, the British Economist who earlier predicted that the extreme punitive…

90 climate model projectons versus reality

Reality wins, it seems. Dr Roy Spencer writes: As seen in the following graphic, over the period of the satellite record (1979-2012), both the surface and satellite observations produce linear temperature trends which are below 87 of the 90 climate models used in the comparison.

UAH Global Temperature Report: September 2013 – up

While NASA GISS is offline, there’s no shutdown at UAH. From Dr. Roy Spencer: The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2013 is +0.37 deg. C (click for larger version): The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 21 months are:

Weekly Climate and Energy news Roundup

  The Week That Was: 2013-07-20 (July 20, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “Can any witnesses say they agree with Obama’s statement that warming has accelerated during the past 10 years?” Senator David Vitter to a panel of climate experts [H/t Climate…

Ten years of ‘accelerated global warming’ ?

Data doesn’t support Obama’s claim Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley During the July 2013 U.S. Senate hearing at which Roger Pielke Jr. and Roy Spencer gave stellar testimony to the visible discomfiture of the climate-extremist witnesses, none of the “Democrat” Senators and none of the people they had chosen to testify before them…

UAH global temperature, up somewhat

UAH v5.6 Global Temperature Update for June, 2013: +0.30 deg. C by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. After 10 days in Michigan’s U.P. for my 40th high school reunion, here’s the belated monthly global temperature update. We added two satellites to the processing, Metop-A starting in 2007 and NOAA-19 starting in 2009.

The Spencer Challenge to Slayers/Principia

Dr. Roy Spencer has made a challenge to the Slayers/Principia folks who keep insisting the greenhouse effect doesn’t exist at all. For example, see the front page claim at right from the Principia web page where they claim the greenhouse effect is “bogus”. My view has always been that it exists. and has been effectively…

Nuccitelli gets a bruising by the factual hand of Monckton

Cook “the books” is wrong to slam Roy Spencer By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Anyone who has met Roy Spencer knows him to be a careful, thoughtful, unpolemical scientist of formidable skill and knowledge. With John Christy he presents the monthly real-world data from the microwave sounding unit satellites that provide the least inaccurate global…

Spencer, Ridley, and Gavin on Fox tonight

Readers may recall that Dr. Mann had an unprofessional visceral reaction to the invitation. Kudos to Dr. Gavin Schmidt for taking the invitation and to follow through with it in a professional manner*. Dr. Roy Spencer writes: Stossel Show: Schmidt, Spencer, & Ridley on Global Warming John Stossel interviewed me and Gavin Schmidt yesterday at…

Recent paper demonstrates relationship between temperature and population density in the UHI of New Delhi

This gives credence to Dr. Roy Spencer’s population adjusted ISH surface temperature data for the USA Impact of population density on the surface temperature and micro-climate of Delhi Javed Mallick1 and Atiqur Rahman2,* 1Department of Civil Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2Remote Sensing and GIS Division, Department of Geography, Faculty of…

Roy Spencer’s ISH population adjusted discoveries

Readers recall that I carried a guest post from Dr. Roy Spencer on what he learned from analysing the CRUTem3 data: Spencer shows compelling evidence of UHI in CRUTem3 data. Now he has turned his attention to what I consider a better data set – the ISH data set, and comparing it to CRUTemp3 the…

Roy Spencer on ‘the Alabama Two-Step’

I have been badgered repeatedly to carry “Slayer” articles on WUWT, and with the exception of one cartoon by Josh, I have refused to do so since I view the work (and its derivatives) as pointless and fatally flawed. In his latest essay, Sir Roy has not only slayed the slayers and slayettes, but has…

UAH global temperature anomaly – still below the zero line

UAH Global Temperature Update for February 2012: -0.12 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly cooled a little more in February, 2012, again not unexpected for the current La Nina conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean (click on the image for the full-size version): The 3rd order polynomial fit…

UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative

UAH Global Temperature Update for January 2012: -0.09 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer PERSONAL NOTE: I’ve been unavailable for a while…my oldest daughter was in a bad car accident, will be OK eventually, but won’t walk for about 3 months. So, I might not be answering queries. The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly…

UAH global Temperature for December – no change

UAH Global Temperature Update for Dec. 2011: +0.13 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for December, 2011 remained about the same November, +0.13 deg. C (click on the image for the full-size version): The 3rd order polynomial fit to the data (courtesy of Excel) is for entertainment purposes…

Steig et al, revisited with UAH satellite data

From World Climate Report: Antarctic Temperature Trends Almost exactly two years ago, a prominent paper became a media darling as it, according to the alarmist website Real Climate “appeared to reverse the ‘Antarctic cooling’ meme that has been a staple of disinformation efforts for a while now.” The Nature paper, by Eric Steig and colleagues,…

UAH global temperature – holding steady in November

UAH Global Temperature Update for Nov. 2011: +0.12 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for November, 2011 remained about the same as last month, at +0.12 deg. C (click on the image for the full-size version): The 3rd order polynomial fit to the data (courtesy of Excel) is…

Why the UAH global temperature is late

November Global Temperature Update Delayed By Dr. Roy Spencer There has been a delay in our monthly processing of global temperature data from AMSU. An undersea telecommunications cable used to transmit about half of the huge volume of data coming from the Aqua satellite was cut in late November off the coast of the Netherlands,…

In space, there are no Jiffy Lubes

Dr. Roy Spencer reports that AMSR-E shut down today, too much torque on the rotating element, and all it needs to keep going is a lube job. AMSR-E Ends 9+ Years of Global Observations by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. UPDATE #1: See update at end. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing…

IPCC, models, HadCRUT, and cherrymandering

The Rest of the Cherries: 140 decades of Climate Models vs. Observations by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Since one of the criticisms of our recent Remote Sensing paper was that we cherry-picked the climate models we chose to compare the satellite observations of climate variations to, here are all 140 10-year periods from all…

Bill Illis: Clouds account for most of the variability in net radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere

While we are marveling at the recent revelation out of Serbia that shows a connection between cosmic rays, clouds and temperature, our own volunteer moderator, Roger (Tallbloke) noticed and collated some comments from Bill Illis which are well worth repeating here. Thanks Rog for catching this while I was otherwise engaged. I repeat his post…

Dessler gets schooled by Spencer

Josh writes: In view of the thread The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: My Initial Comments on the New Dessler 2011 Study a commenter over at BishopHill said this: “Does this mean that John Abrahams comments, reported in the Guardian and Daily Climate, about Dr. Spencer constantly having to correct errors and revise work, are…

Dessler’s GRL paper video

Perhaps fearing that his fast tracked no hurdles rebuttal to Spencer and Braswell wouldn’t be enough to have it the buzz of the blogosphere, highlighted in Real Climate, and blasted all over the web via compliant MSM via the press release, Dessler has made a video on the paper. Watch it below:

July UAH global temperature, up slightly

UAH Global Temperature Update July, 2011: +0.37 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer How ironic..a “global warming denier” reporting on warmer temperatures The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for July, 2011 increased to +0.37 deg. C (click on the image for a LARGE version): Even though the Northern Hemisphere temperature anomaly cooled slightly in…

Rise of the 1st Law Deniers

 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. So, we continue to be treated to news articles (e.g. here, and here.) quoting esteemed scientists who claim to have found problems with our paper published in Remote Sensing, which shows huge discrepancies between the real, measured climate system and the virtual climate system imagined by U.N.-affilliated climate modelers…

Fallout from Our Paper: The Empire Strikes Back

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. LiveScience.com posted an article yesterday where the usual IPCC suspects (Gavin Schmidt, Kevin Trenberth, and Andy Dessler) dissed our recent paper in in the journal Remote Sensing. Given their comments, I doubt any of them could actually state what the major conclusion of our paper was. For example, Andy…