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  1. Well ok lets see what happens, I think it would be fairly easy for the temp rise 2001-2021 to average at about 0.2C/decade without requiring much difference in year to year global temperature than has been observed in the recent past.
  2. You tell me to learn some statistics and then post something totally statistically wrong. A 10C rise in 10 years with the first year rising 0.1C: 0.1C, 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C, 7C, 8C, 9C, 10C Compaible with a trend of 10C/decade despite the first year being a 0.1C rise. A prediction of 0.2C/decade does not necessarily predict the rise of any *specific* decade, only the average over a suitible time period. One decade could be 0.15C rise while another is 0.25C. The overall period would be 0.2C/decade. We know the rise in temp over the last 30 years is about 0.2C/decade not because we base tha
  3. Total ice mass of Antarctica in decline: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/200...a-ais022806.php
  4. That isn't a problem, because as you admit 10 years is too short a timescale. If temp had gone up year on year over the last 20 years until 1998 you'd have a point. But it hasn't. You cannot assume a trend taken over any 10 year timescale of global temperature (or any data) provides a statistically meaningful test of the background warming trend. There is evidence in the past record that 10 years is too short a timescale: http://www.skepticalscience.com/Global-war...ed-in-1981.html There is simply no significant 11-year cycle visible in the global temperature records, which means the cooli
  5. What is there to pay attention to? I notice Morano totally misrepresents the paper by Charles D. Camp and Ka Kit Tung. It actually supports the solar forcing levels used by climate models and the ones in the latest IPCC report. To imply that it is an "inconvenient scientific developments for proponents of catastrophic man-made global warming" is just nonsense. A lot more nonsense exists in the article than just that (the Bob Carter "global warming stopped in 1998" nonsense argument is rehashed too), but this is just a taster. The article is good old fashioned propaganda.
  6. You presume their study has any merit. You'll find funding dries up if you produce inferior work, it doesn't have to be some kind of conspiracy.
  7. The paper is incorrect and doesn't form the current view on the subject. Chemical methods might be accurate to 3%, but you won't get correct measurements if you are measuring in an area not representative of atmospheric co2 levels. Measuring in cities or downwind from cities can contain air more than 100ppm higher in co2, and it's very difficult to find areas that are not contaminated in such a way to perform measurements from. That's why pre-mauna loa co2 measurements suffered from such wild swings. Just look at Beck's graph and ask yourself if it makes sense that co2 wildly fluctuated from
  8. 1998 was so warm because of a strong el nino. Recent years without strong el ninos are getting closer to that mark which indicates there has been warming since 1998. Something those contrarian op-ed authors won't tell you.
  9. The realclimate article was a short summary of mistaken assumptions about the surface record in general. It wasn't specifically about the issue you seem to think it is. The title of the article made it quite clear there would be talking about the urban heat island effect. And how can they be clouding the issue when they make the distinction crystal clear at the beginning? Look how clear it is made: The new focus of attention is the placement of the temperature sensors and other potential 'micro-site' effects that might influence the readings. There is a possibility that these effects may chan
  10. The start of the the RealClimate article includes this: The new focus of attention is the placement of the temperature sensors and other potential 'micro-site' effects that might influence the readings. This is slightly different from the more often discussed 'Urban Heat Island' effect which is a function of the wider area (and so could be present even in a perfectly set up urban station) So perhaps you didn't read the link?
  11. No. It's because there's been a cycle between Ice Ages and Interglacial periods. Those cycles are not man made. The little ice age has nothing to do with interglacial and glacial periods, it was a period of cooler temperatures a few hundred years back, it wasn't an actual ice age
  12. This issue is addressed here http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archi...an-heat-island/ As for satellite data, there have been many periods of 4 years in which temperature hasn't risen in the satellite record. Natural variation is enough that the rise isn't year on year, and you can get multiple years in which temperature doesn't appear to increase, followed by a few years of large increase. It's not a smooth line. Besides the satellite data does show warming in the last 3 decades, so do ocean surface measurements and boreholes.
  13. What is the difference between "warming" and "temperature rise"? I mean't to say "there's not enough recent warming to explain the recent co2 rise"
  14. That isn't actually a reason. The little ice age is defined as a period of cooler temperatures, so all you are effectively saying is that the reason the temp has risen so much in the last 100 years is because it's risen.
  15. There's not enough recent warming to explain the recent temperature rise, and there's a lag of hundreds of years for co2 to start rising after temperature. The current co2 rise is due to human emissions.
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