The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg jumps the shark again – gets called out by NYT

Watts Up With That?

The wailing today is that the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet has already begun.

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It’s pretty bad when other environmental reporters start calling you out on it, such as NYT’s Andrew Revkin did today. 

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A Mild Start To 2014

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html

While the eastern half of the US freezes, Britain has enjoyed a remarkably warm start to the year. The CET is currently running at 2.06C above normal (the 1961-90 period).

What is most striking, though, is that no month yet has been anywhere near being a record, or indeed in any way remarkable. The rankings, etc , are shown below. (Remember, the CET series goes back to 1659).

2014
Temp C
2014
Rank
Year of
Record High
Record
Temp C
Jan5.73019167.5
Feb6.23217799.2
March7.61919599.2
April10.28201111.8

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/

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Up to the end of April, the CET this year has worked out at 7.43C. A year ago, it ran at 4.22C, a turn around of 3.21C.

This figure dwarfs most forecasts of increases in temperature over the next century. I wonder how we have…

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A baseless Mann UVa email – claims by Mann spliced and diced

Watts Up With That?

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Richard S. Courtney writes in comments on the Mann and misrepresentations thread…

Anthony:

In the same week as MBH98 was published I wrote an email on the ‘ClimateSkeptics’ circulation list. That email objected to the ‘hockeystick’ graph because the graph had an overlay of ‘thermometer’ data over the plotted ‘proxy’ data. This overlay was – I said – misleading because it was an ‘apples and oranges’ comparison: of course, I was not then aware of the ‘hide the decline’ (aka “Mike’s Nature trick”) issue.

Unknown to me, somebody copied my email to Michael Mann and he replied.

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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of All Four NINO Regions Are Now Above the Threshold of an El Niño

Bob Tisdale - Climate Observations

We knew it would happen sooner rather than later. For the week centered on May 7, 2014, the sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region have joined the others above the +0.5 deg C threshold of an El Niño. See the four graphs in Figure 1.  NINO1+2 values have taken another leap higher.

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