This can’t simply be explain away as “heat hiding in the oceans”. Although the alarmists will use any “explanation” to keep the hype going.
Marcel Crok tips me via Twitter that a new analysis of ‘the pause’ by Dr. Ross McKittrick has given some new numbers for the different temperature datasets. It was published in the Open Journal of Statistics
Note: this figure (and the one below) is not from Dr. McKIttrick’s paper, but was created to illustrate his point about the HadCRUT4 surface data having a 19 year pause. http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:1995
The RSS satellite dataset says:
McKitrick, R. (2014) HAC-Robust Measurement of the Duration of a Trendless Subsample in a Global Climate Time Series. Open Journal of Statistics, 4, 527-535. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2014.47050.
The IPCC has drawn attention to an apparent leveling-off of globally-averaged temperatures over the past 15 years or so. Measuring the duration of the hiatus has implications for determining if the underlying trend has changed, and for evaluating climate models. Here, I propose a method…
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