Tabloid Climatology from the Max Planck Institute : “The findings show that no place is safe from climate change.”

We can also play the variablity cherry picking game…

“Temperature wise, 2013/4 was far less extreme with far less variability. From mid November until the beginning of March the mean values varied by only ~7 degrees Celsius compared to ~12 degrees for 1876/7.”

Rainfall that winter was remarkably similar to Met Office PR queen Julia Slingo’s ‘extremely unusual’ storms of 2013/1, the difference being only ~16-26mm.

https://craigm350.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/the-great-global-weirding-of-18767/

On the other side of the Atlantic there is this observation made in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming for the 6th January 1877

“Unusual heat followed by snow. In the evening there was snow and hail driven by a cruel wind.“

http://images.library.wisc.edu/History/EFacs/SetPerAmerInd/Victor/reference/history.victor.i0061.pdf

Watts Up With That?

tabloid_climatology_onlyyouThis recently published Max Planck Institute paper claims that seasonal temperature variability across the world has been affected by “climate change” what they DON’T do as far as I can tell, is determine whether this is simply natural variation, or drive by some other forcing, such as CO2 or solar forcings.The headline on Eurekalert reads:

Climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons
‘We describe, for the first time, changes in temperature variability across the globe. We’ve had a long discussion about changes in the mean temperature. It has been ongoing for over 30 years,’ says George Wang.

But then, in the press release, they add this totally unnecessary B-movie poster line “The findings show that no place is safe from climate change. “  This scare tactic amounts to nothing more than an exercise in Tabloid Climatology™.


Here is the PR:

Climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons

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