Thursday, January 5, 2017

At Least We Have The Worst Case Scenario Numbers For Global Warming -- January 5, 2017

A "controversial" study suggests global warming has not slowed down (the current meme). From the BBC:
When the researchers corrected the data to take this "cold bias" into account, they concluded that the oceans had warmed 0.12C per decade since 2000, nearly twice as fast as previous estimates of 0.07 degrees.
As a result, the authors said that the warming experienced in the first 15 years of the 21st Century was "virtually indistinguishable" from the rate of warming between 1950-99, a time generally acknowledged (another meme) to have seen significant rates of warming from human emissions of CO2.
Again, based on ocean buoys, the "oceans" have warmed 0.12C per decade since 2000 -- to the best of my knowledge, we haven't even had two full decades since 2000, but letting that go, 0.12C per decade = 0.012C per year. Does anyone truly believe that 0.012C per year for the "entire global ocean" is even a) reproducible; and, b) statistically significant. (It's possible, the authors mean "per rolling decade.")

At this rate, a hundred years from now, ocean temperature will be 10 x 0.12C or 1.2C warmer. Okay. Whatever. And this was the worst case scenario. And a "controversial" study at that.

Good Riddance

I hope you had the time of your life.

#5 in the 20-song countdown.

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life, Green Day

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