Sea Surface Temps Continue Plunge

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    Dr. Spencer bringing out some more strong data that flies in the face of all the rushed together doom-n-gloom warmer news that is attempting to coincide with the BP oil leak...

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    Global Average Sea Surface Temperatures Continue their Plunge

    Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue their plunge as a predicted La Nina approaches. The following plot, updated through yesterday (June 17, 2010) shows that the cooling in the Nino34 region in the tropical east Pacific is well ahead of the cooling in the global average SST, something we did not see during the 2007-08 La Nina event

    ...At this pace of cooling, I suspect that the second half of 2010 could ruin the chances of getting a record high global temperature for this year. Oh, darn.


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    Tell that to my beloved Gulf of Mexico
     
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    Of course sea surface temps are plunging.
    Plastic reflects sunlight.
    And those melting icecaps put out lots of cold water.
     
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    Interesting, the global ocean temperature is actually below prior highs, but nowhere near the lows.

    Besides, how could we possibly be on track for a record year? Remember, it is cooling. It is cooling. It is cooling. It is.........
     
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    Again I want to emphasize that my use of the temperature change rate, rather than temperature, as the predicted variable is based upon the expectation that these natural modes of climate variability represent forcing mechanisms — I believe through changes in cloud cover — which then cause a lagged temperature response.

    This is powerful evidence that most of the warming that the IPCC has attributed to human activities over the last 50 years could simply be due to natural, internal variability in the climate system. If true, this would also mean that (1) the climate system is much less sensitive to the CO2 content of the atmosphere than the IPCC claims, and (2) future warming from greenhouse gas emissions will be small.



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    In the race for the hottest calendar year, 1998 still leads with the daily average for 1 Jan to 31 May being +0.65 C in 1998 compared with +0.59 C for 2010. (Note that these are not considered significantly different.) As of 31 May 2010, there have been 151 days in the year. From our calibrated daily data, we find that 1998 was warmer than 2010 on 96 of them.


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    The temperatures must be plunging because of the melting polar ice caps, amiright?

    Here's an experiment: take a glass of tap water and measure the temperature, then dump a handful of ice cubes and remeasure. See? Global Warming causes lower water temperatures!

    Can I be one of them Global Warming "Scientists"?
     
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    DR. Spenser is selling his book :)

    I wonder if it is selling as good as the little shaped rubber bands?
     
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    Warmers Unite!!!

    Al Gore commands you!!!!

     
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    We can't add any more CO2 to the air or the ocean temps will plunge!
     

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