Thursday, December 01, 2011

ClimateGate FOIA grepper! - 1999 Briffa email

I believe that the recent warmth was probably matched about 1000 years ago. I do not believe that global mean annual temperatures have simply cooled progressively over thousands of years as Mike appears to and I contend that that there is strong evidence for major changes in climate over the Holocene (not Milankovich) that require explanation and that could represent part of the current or future background variability of our climate.

The Travesty of the Missing Heat — deep ocean or outer space? « JoNova: Science, carbon, climate and tax

Every skeptic (and taxpayer) ought to know that since 2003 (when we started measuring oceans properly) the oceans have been cooling:  Douglass and Keen 2010.

The Press Association: UK 'not given up' on climate deal

Britain has not given up on a strong agreement from next week's climate change conference in South Africa, the Energy Secretary has told the Commons.

Met Office Climate Forecasts: Always Wrong But Never In Doubt

In August of 2007 the UK Met Office released a study that predicted that global warming will set in with a vengeance after 2009, after they implicitly acknowledged the temporary warming standstill, with at least half of the five following years expected to be hotter than 1998, which was then, and is still the warmest year on record.

An Arctic Wildcard Could Make the Climate Go Bust - Ecocentric -

most of the science on climate change is dire and getting direr...Scary stuff. But at least things are back to normal on the climate science beat: vaguely apocalyptic.

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