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I had heard that California set a temperature record for 2014, but I didn't realize by how much: 1.7°F above the earlier record of 1934:

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Perhaps here's a way of capturing how slight 2014's record warmth was.<grain of salt><turn envelope over>Assume the surface temperature stations are measuring the first 2 meters of the atmosphere(* but see below). The density of air at the surface is 1.2 kg/m3. So the tot

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...in one simple graph:

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(*) see below2014's record warmth was all due to the Sun*. The Sun's radiance has increased since 2010, the last surface temperature record that was set.LASP in Colorado (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) gives a

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Via thedodo.com

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Here's an interesting comment from Judith Curry's blog:

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NASA and NOAA just announced their December temperature anomalies. For NASA GISS, the 2014 anomaly was +0.68°C, which beats the old record of

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A recently taken picture of a herd of elk swimming across the Columbia River near its mouth at Astoria, Oregon. Via the Oregonian.

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Here is a nice rule of thumb: the carbon-climate response function (CCR) is, from Mathews et al (2009), 1.5°C of average global surface warming per TtC (TtC = trillion tons of carbon emitted; t="ton" = metric ton = 1,000 kg).That

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“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” -- Winston Churchill

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In Oregon, 2014 was the second-warmest year since 1895, losing only to that perennial champion, 1934.

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The complaints about free speech at WUWT are ironic or laughable, and maybe both. And the very definition of hypocritical. I've seen several people write they've

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I spent enough time calculating these graphs for something I'm working on for YCC that you'd better believe I'm going to post them here as well.U.S. electricity usage per capita; hasn't changed much in 15 years:

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This is ironic -- Congressional Republicans do not, of course, believe in climate change. In part, that means they don't believe in climate models.The GOP recently voted to also start analyzing legislation by their economic effects -- so-called "dynamic scoring." Basically, you need to project out the legislatio

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Problems with claims 2014 will be the "warmest year":It isn't true --

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Interesting - I didn't realize Antarctica is an archipelago:Via Amazing Maps on Tw

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Yesterday I posted about the Hadley Centre's Central England Temperature (CET), which set a record high of 10.93°C for 2014, breaking the old record of 10.87°C in 2006.

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Nice headline & subhead in The Guardian, to Dana Nuccitelli's Dec 30th article, that gets to the crux of the matter:

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That's the Hadley Centre's "Central England Temperature (CET)," of course.

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2014 is not going to be the warmest year in the records. Cowtan & Way's December anomaly will need to be +0.92 C or greater for that to happen, when the year-to-date average is +0.61 C. November was 0.57 C, the 11th warmest November sine 185

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A few days ago I wrote about the trials and tribulations of Ben Santer in the 1990s, and then I wrote an article for Yale Climate Connections about Santer's talk at AGU last Friday:

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There was a press conference at the AGU meeting on the Arctic sea ice report, which I wrote about here.At question time I asked what was the ef

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The ocean heat content numbers are in for the third quarter -- and they again show big increases.For the 0-700 meter region, th

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There's an nice article in

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"I do not wish to seem overdramatic, but I can only conclude from the information that is available to me, that the Members of the United Nations have perhaps ten years left in which to subordinate their ancient quarrels and launch a global partnership to curb the arms race, to improve the human environment, to

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#kimkardashianExcuse me, but this picture of Kim Kardashian, impressive though it may be, violates the laws of physics. (And no, I don't mean her posterior projection, I mean the trajectory of the champagne stream. Though maybe her derriere is photoshopped too.)

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NASA GISS's global temperature anomaly last month was the highest October in their records, and the 7th-warmest month ever, tied with last month.That's the third month in a

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