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El Niño begins to curtail the Pause

Global temperature update: no warming for 18 years 6 months

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

For 222 months, since January 1997, there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 3,645 more words

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Reliable measurements or pliable estimates?

The last three posts were mostly about the adjustments of the ocean data done in the Karl 2015 paper. This because the adjustments in ocean data had the biggest impact on the result (that there wasn’t something like a “hiatus”). 446 more words

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Progress on the problems with Australia's ACORN-SAT surface air temperature records

Dr David R.B. Stockwell writes, Progress on the surface temperature front as follows:

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin established a Technical Advisory Forum comprised of leading scientists and statisticians to review  and provide advice on Australia’s official temperature data set in January following recommendations by an independent peer review. 1,033 more words

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The journalistic self-immolation of Newsweek's Zoë Schlanger

Every once in a while a new reporter arrives onto the climate scene that immediately thinks they know everything there is to know about climate, and therefore doesn’t need to interview the people he/she writes about, ask questions of them, research the facts, or get any other points of view to reflect balance whatsoever, because you know, Science! 2,721 more words

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Leave a known bias in the data or correct the data for the bias: a false dilemma

The Karl et al paper left me with more questions than answers. They used low quality, scarce, spatially incomplete data and it were their assumptions that made the difference, yet they seem to give it such a high importance that, even when contradicted by high quality data with better spatial coverage, they seem to be sure that their conclusion is relevant?!?! 759 more words

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