04 July 2008

11 Year and 20 Year Temperature "Anomalies"

Anthony Watts has been having fun with temperature anomaly graphs at WattsUpWithThat, his climate blog. Above you see the last 11 years according to 3 different monitoring groups, plotted linearly. Below you see the past 20 years of UAH (U. Alabama Huntsville) data linear plot, demonstrating the tipping point of James Hansen.
You may remember that Hansen began predicting climate catastrophe before the US Congress 20 years ago, with warnings of tipping points and slippery slopes to climate perdition. The graph above illustrates Hansen's tipping point being reached in the past several months. Although the climate will no doubt recover, one suspects that Hansen never will.

Historical Trivia: Back in 1971, James Hansen was creating computer models demonstrating that Earth was heading for a new ice age. Back then, his models apparently showed that CO2 would have negligible effect on climate. Now all Hansen has to do is to create models that predict no change in climate, and he will have all his bases covered.


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Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

My climate models show that we are headed for a crisis of anthropogenic global milding, characterized by unseasonable seasonableness punctuated by occasional bouts of unpleasant weather. If we don't do something soon we could end up bankrupting weather networks and causing meteorological ennui on an unprecedented scale.

Friday, 04 July, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Yes, boredom over climate change represents a serious threat, certainly.

Perhaps if western governments destroy their economies over a phantom threat of global warming, things will become more interesting?

Saturday, 05 July, 2008  

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