Eli appears to have done a bit of torching with respect to the sacred Cruz satellite record, you know the one on the hill. Steve Mosher (more on that soon somewhere) is twirling the data and both Everette Sargent and Eric Swanson are poking the pile.
Eli, Eli is a small timer and has been spending his time wondering about the yuuuge difference between the surface records and the satellite records both in the 1997-98 and the 2015-16 el ninos. There may be some progress on this front. A bun could start, for example by comparing the RSS record against HadCRUT4
where it really looks like RSS overestimates the change, which comes a bit late. The usual handwave is that this is related to how long it takes for the warming to propagate through the atmosphere. Now some may believe that, and others not, but the big El is a phenom of the tropical pacific and that happens if Eli uses Wood for Trees to compare RSS to the tropical section of HadCrut4