Monday, March 05, 2012

A gem from James - HADCRUT4 also says 2010 was the Best In Show for bad temperature news

Two months old, but hasn't had much play that I've seen.  The HADCRUT global surface temperature dataset, often preferred by climate denialists who play at such things, got an upgrade with more Arctic coverage.  Like other datasets, that Arctic climate amplification is enough to put HADCRUT4 2010 over the top of previous record holders 1998 and 2005.  I guess the denialists won't play with it as much now.

I have no idea if the difference for 2010 is statistically significant, but that's not an adverb that denialists care about.

16 comments:

David B. Benson said...

Typo in headline.

dbostrom said...

That's not the only entertainment to be had at the Annan blog. Check out this trainwreck of mental spillage in the comments. Cameo appearances by all sorts of people, many of them inextricably tangled together in hopeless conjecture.

tonylearns said...

Dbostrum,

I hope I spelled Gleick right. Too many comments to bother checking.

Rattus Norvegicus said...

Cue the conspiracy theories in 3... 2... 1...

Policy Lass said...

I thought the headline was about a comedy act -- HACRUT4. You know, HADCRUT4, but with laughs, for those times when climate scientists need a few. :)

Anonymous said...

Dr. Jay Cadbury, phd.

I don't think us 1.3ers really care about the "record" because the "record" is a fake. It only goes back 150 or 200 years, so why would we use such a minimal amount of data to describe something billions of years old? All these fake record years and still all of them below the GAT.

hahahahaha

a_ray_in_dilbert_space said...

You know, you can always tell Jaybird is breaking into a cold sweat when he ends a post with "hahahahaha".

We should play poker sometime, Jaybird!

J Bowers said...

Is Cadbury really a poe?

dhogaza said...

J Bowers, that's been my guess for a long time.

Maybe it's Ms. Rabbett having fun :)

Anonymous said...

Dr Jay Cadbury,

So climate scientists have been faking the data for 150 to 200 years? Except for the bits you can cherry-pick to say "Look! Its cooling!"?

I am sure they remembered to fake Obama's birth certificate along the way.

T

Brian said...

Fixed it David, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Jay Cadbury, phd.

@T

No, I don't have too much of a problem with the data. I don't think we have enough argo buoys or land temperature siting stations.

I don't like the fact that people are claiming that 2010, 1998 or 1995 are "record" years for high temperatures. How can they be record temperatures when they are all below GAT? You want to explain that to me, T?

Brian said...

I guess it's true that the Earth was warmer during its accretion phase over 4 billion years ago. Someone should examine whether we're just undergoing a perfectly natural accretion cycle, maybe write a book about it.

Jim Eager said...

Every time Jaybird squawks about all-time GAT he makes himself look just that much more pathetic.

Perhaps he'd like to relate just how much better things were for homo sapiens back in the Cretaceous, or heck how about just the early Eocene. Come on Jaybird, how much maize were we growing back then?

Birdshit.

a_ray_in_dilbert_space said...

Hey Jaybird,
Did you know that Global temperature is oversampled by about a factor of 4x for the purposes of reconstructing global average temp?

Keep it up, dude. And stay on the other side.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr.J. says:

"I don't have...I don't think...I don't like...

You want to explain that to me?"

Sorry, I can't, that would require a shrink and many weeks.

--cynicus