The data clearly show no warming for a little while. It seems to have reached maximum and started to cool, but it is a bit early to say so. However, the globe has warmed, and global warming is a hoax in spite of that fact because the proposed cure is far more deadly and harmful to the planet than the status quo and the presumed continuation of any warming trend. Cooling is eventually inevitable. It will be deadly, and population on our planet will decrease. It will be bad. Hopefully that is still several decades away and slow in coming, allowing us to adapt and innovate and minimize the suffering and hunger. Regardless, cold kills. Warmer is better.

Watts Up With That?

Initial Notes: This post contains graphs of running trends in global surface temperature anomalies for periods of 12+ and 16 years using HADCRUT4 data. They indicate that we have not seen a warming hiatus this long since about 1980.

Much of the following text is boilerplate. It is intended for those new to the presentation of global surface temperature anomaly data.

GISS LAND OCEAN TEMPERATURE INDEX (LOTI)

Introduction: The GISS Land Ocean Temperature Index (LOTI) data is a product of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Starting with their January 2013 update, it uses NCDC ERSST.v3b sea surface temperature data. The impact of the recent change in sea surface temperature datasets is discussed here. GISS adjusts GHCN and other land surface temperature data via a number of methods and infills missing data using 1200km smoothing. Refer to the GISS description here. Unlike the UK Met…

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