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Renewableguy, Please check out these references: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21574461-climate-may -be-heating-up-less-response-greenhouse-gas-emissions http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals -Met-Office-report-quietly-released--chart-prove-it.html If increasing co2 leads to climate warming why has the climate cooled in the past 16 years or so as measured by RSS MT, RSS LT, UAH MT, UAH LT, HADCRUT4, NCDC, HAD SST, NCDC SST:...
Hello Canetoad! I grew up in New Jersey in the 1940s and 1950s and saw first hand the damage done by those hurricanes. Look these up on Wikipedia: Hurricane Hazel, the two Hurricanes named Carol, Hurricane Edna, Hurricane Connie, Huricane Ione, Hurricane Helene, and Hurricane Donna. ALL of these were much stronger than Sandy and the CO2 was about 310 PPM vs 394 PPM now. Look at the map at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/11/02/next-time-somebody-tries-to-tell-you-hurricane-sandy-was-an-unprecedented-east-coast-hurricane-show-them-this. While you are at it, check out the Great Hurricane of 1938 and the Atlantic Hurricane of 1944. The power was out for days to weeks and the old timers still can recall the great damage done back then.
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Robert Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:18 AM
Look at his Figure 1 and see the cooling which has occurred since the Holocene Climatic Optimum despite the record amounts of in the past 50 years or so. Look at his Figure 2 where he shows that the magnitude of temperature change observed since began increasing is very small compared with the background climatic variability when was about 270 PPM; it is now ~394 PPM. In CLIMATE, the Counter Consensus, Dr Bob Carter provides figures 5, 6, and 7, p 45 and 46 which show another view of these data. Clearly the Medieval Warm Period, Roman Warm Period and Minoan Warm periods were warmer than today so, if had a significant effect, it would show today distinctly warmer than these past warm periods.
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Robert Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:17 AM
. Many references show that the present temperature and temperature rates of change are not unique or related to . Download Dr Patzelt’s study at http://www.eike-klima-energie.eu/uploads/media/Patzelt_01.pdf and note well the graphics which show the summertime temperatures of the Alps is quite a bit lower now than in the Holocene Climatic Optimum 7K years ago. I recommend the GISP2 temperature record and a good set of graphics is shown in the post by Dr Don J. Easterbrook, Geology Department Western Washington University, at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/01/24/easterbrook-on-the-magnitude-of-greenland-gisp2-ice-core-data/.
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Robert Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:15 AM
See Is the US Surface Temperature Recored Reliable ? http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/surfacestationsreport_spring09.pdf Look at the pictures, they show that many thermometers are not sited correctly. When I read GAO Report 11-800, Climate Monitoring, NOAA can improve Management of the US Historical Climate Network, it shows me that even the GAO know many surface temperatures are NOT reliable and are contaminated by local heat sources and the Urban Heat Island. I prefer to use a longer period of record, with “proxy” data found in the Antarctic and Greenland Ice core data.
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Robert Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:14 AM
The point of the Met Office data described in the Mail Online post is that the data show that warming stopped 16 years ago. Sixteen years seems important because the late 20th century warming was only about 16 years long, from 1980-1996. The present temperature record is based on the development of the liquid in glass thermometers, and in the US, that record began in the War of 1812, when the US Army was given the task. However, that period of record began during the latter part of the Little Ice Age, and 1816 was the Year without a summer, so of course the record shows warming. However that record has been compromised by poor siting of at least 41% the US Historical Climate Network thermometers.
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