Jan 2021 – Global warming continues to slow

Up until January 2020 12 month average global temperatures have continued to slow, down by around 0.06°C of a degree since May of 2020 in most of the seven global series that I monitor. Six hundredth of a degree may sound a minute slowing in the inexorable rise of global temperatures in recent years and it is, but global temperatures are measured to two or even three decimal places for a reason, even though these anomalies are just their best estimates. So far only three of the seven global series that I monitor have reported a January 2020 anomaly. HadCRUT4 and JMA always lag behind by around six weeks, but Berkeley and ERA5 are overdue. I bet if January had been the warmest instead of only the sixth warmest on record, as was the case in the GISTemp series, they may have taken a different approach though.

7 thoughts on “Jan 2021 – Global warming continues to slow”

  1. Yet CO2 continues to rise 😱, could it be the physicists who have said (for the last 150 yrs) that water vapor controls the earths temperature not CO2 are correct & the alarmists ( think All Gore, James Hanson, Harold Camping, Mike Mann…..) are as always, … wrong … again. 🤯

    The climate has continually changed over billions of years, all we experience is minor fluctuations in weather cycles.

    The significant facts are –
    – We are cooler than the Medieval, Roman, Minoan Periods & considerably cooler than 15,000 yrs ago.

    – The ‘earth’s climate’ has not altered significantly since the closing of the Panama Isthmus about 3 million years ago . Resulting in –
    • development of the Atlantic-Caribbean warmpool,
    • intensification of the Gulf Stream, which climatically influences NW-Europe,
    • development of the salinity contrast between Atlantic and Pacific,
    • start of the Quaternary glaciation
    • initiation of the thermohaline circulation

    – The UK has the same basic climate now, as when ‘Stonehenge was built; but we are cooler

    – Any increase in CO2 has little effect on weather.

    – The oceans & water vapour are the thermostat that controls the earths heat balance, stupid arrogant mankind doesn’t have a look-in.
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  2. Yet CO2 continues to rise 😱, could it be the physicists who have said (for the last 150 yrs) that water vapor controls the earths temperature not CO2 are correct & the alarmists ( think All Gore, James Hanson, Harold Camping, Mike Mann…..) are as always, … wrong … again.

    Or could it be, as always, … the complacent like you are wrong… again?

    There, that’s leveled the playing field slur wise so lets now have some evidence, data and science to back up your claims. For starters, if ‘The oceans & water vapour are the thermostat that controls the earths heat balance’ how come the atmosphere has warmed, it’s energy balance has changed, a lot in the last couple of centuries? Is it just coincidence it happens as anthropogenic green house gasses increase?

    1. Predictions are very hard … especially about the future !

      Let’s explore the ” leveled the playing field slur” Here are some failed climate predictions –

      Al Gore,
      https://cornwallalliance.org/2018/08/the-astonishing-failures-of-al-gores-arctic-prophecies/

      James Hanson, (He was part of the team that predicted “the New Ice Age” in the 1970s & then he flipped to ‘Global Warming” .)
      https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/1970s-ice-age-scare/
      https://debunkhouse.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/that-70s.png
      https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/the-failed-predictions-of-james-hansen/
      https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/exciting-news-from-hansen-the-ice-age-scare-has-now-been-completely-erased/

      Harold Camping,
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping#2011_end_times_prediction

      Mike Mann
      https://www.c3headlines.com/2013/05/michael-manns-scary-new-sea-level-predictions-identified-as-bogus-confirms-97-consensus-that-he-dist.html

      https://climateilluminated.com/predictions/List_Failed_Predictions.html
      https://junkscience.com/2020/12/wrong-again-2020s-failed-climate-doomsaying/
      https://www.c3headlines.com/bad-predictions-failed.html
      https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-of-failed-eco-pocalyptic-predictions/

      Everyone dead by 1989
      A new ice age by the 21st century
      Oceans dead by 1980
      Dire world famine by 1975
      US to have water rationing by 1974
      US to have food rationing by 1980
      Fossil fuel burning to drop temperatures to ice age by 1981
      Maldives will be underwater by 2018
      Global Famine by 2012
      UK to be Siberian by 2024
      Arctic will be ice free by 2013

      “The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.” IPCC. Third Assessment Report, 2001.

      History really is a great way to put this climate BS in perspective.

  3. Everyone dead by 1989
    A new ice age by the 21st century
    Oceans dead by 1980
    Dire world famine by 1975
    US to have water rationing by 1974
    US to have food rationing by 1980
    Fossil fuel burning to drop temperatures to ice age by 1981
    Maldives will be underwater by 2018
    Global Famine by 2012
    UK to be Siberian by 2024
    Arctic will be ice free by 2013

    You missed out eating babies…

  4. “But the climate worriers have proposed similar”

    No. Those pieces say no such thing, the closest is the second. And none of them come from reliable news sources. ‘Principa scientifica’? For heavens sake, those loons deny CO2 is even a ghg!

    Besides, you might as well say those who support nuclear weapons want a nuclear war and billions dead. I’m no supporter of nuclear weapons but I’m not going to say the supporter of such want us all dead. Don’t resort to such sordid forms of ‘argument’ is my advice.

  5. “And none of them come from reliable news sources”
    They are only reporting what the climate zealots have stated !

    “sordid forms of argument”
    seems to be the norm with climate zealots
    See this gem – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNfM30ocA7I – from a long list.
    You may also like to become antiquated with the some of the despicable views of Paul Ehrlich, Prince Phillip & David Attenborough & their thoughts on eugenics.

    “ ‘Principa scientifica’? For heavens sake, those loons deny CO2 is even a ghg!”
    In that case they are correct. If you were to research Atmospheric Gas Chemistry you’ll discover there is no such thing as a ‘greenhouse gas’ in physics.

    Earths atmosphere is composed of –
    Reactive and Non-Reactive Gases (some are Elements some are Compounds)
    (Oxygen O: = 21%; is a highly reactive gas)

    Inert Gases (Nitrogen N: = 78% and the rare Noble gases like Argon = 0.9%, Helium )

    Radiatively Active Gases – (often mistakenly called GHG; [note- The greenhouse works by stopping convection & reducing latent heat loss.] )
    Ozone O2/O3: = 0.000004% (the only gas that could be loosely called “the green house gas” as it does roughly form a ‘transparent roof’ in the atmosphere). it has no effect on infrared.
    CFC: halocarbons, organics (100s of different compounds)
    Nitrogen oxides N20:
    Methane CH₄ : = 0.00017%
    Carbon dioxide CO2: = 0.04 %
    Water vapour H2O: = 0.25% (volume is highly variable 0-4%) It is the most important radiatively active gas, absorbs in wide bands, particularly in the infrared (outgoing terrestrial radiation!). has high latent heat capacity.
    Water vapour is a second source of warmth (in addition to sunlight) at the Earth’s surface
    See – https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/global-maps/MYDAL2_M_SKY_WV

    See figure 1.5: shows the absorption of solar & terrestrial radiation by Radiatively active gases
    https://regi.tankonyvtar.hu/hu/tartalom/tamop412A/2011-0073_atmospheric_chemistry/ch01s03.html
    plus nice simple explanation.

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