Saint Pierre and Miquelon Island – Near Canadian Hockey

St. Pierre and Miquelon Island

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Island Hair Chart by Pivot Segment

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Island Hair Chart by Pivot Segment

I lust like this graph.

We have a dandy example of a “bullseye” in 1992 and a “coincident” pivot. It’s a great example of taking a down trend and clipping the bottom peaks at less than -2.5 (notice they were regularly near -3 C before the change in 1992 and well below before the 1980 changes) while the top peaks are left dancing along that +3 to the occasional +3.5 C range.

Then the sun takes a nap in 2000 and the best laid plans have gone awry… Saint Pierre just can’t get it up… above zero… since. Sigh. Anyone got a “little blue pill” for Saint Pierre?

All that effort, and we’re still 1 C below when the series starts ( though about 1 C above the GIStemp “baseline”; so NASA GISS will call this a very hot +1 C Hair On Fire warming…)

Looks very unlike the smoothly rising trend, with gradual topping out, that one would expect from the CO2 thesis. CO2 has decreasing infrared blocking efficiency as concentrations rise to ‘near perfect’ blocksing. Basically, things ought to rise fast then start to flatten. Instead we have a drop with a “pivot” right when the processing applied to the data changes.

Yeah, I’d call it “human caused”, but not warming…

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5 Responses to Saint Pierre and Miquelon Island – Near Canadian Hockey

  1. Lemon says:

    I almost feel sorry for them….
    Thing is I really really really wish it was warming – lots…

  2. Climate Quagmire says:

    Would you do all of us unwashed the favor of perhaps stickying a summary at the top of your blog what the gist of your excellent data analysis is? It would reinforce what your work is showing to each and every visitor.
    Thank you and keep doing what you are doing.

    REPLY [ Well, I’m “unwashed” too… I’m “outside the climate science” tent sending “stuff” in ;-) I need to re-work the GIStemp tab. At one point it was the intro / summary, then it “just growed” and now I’ve headed off into data analysis rather than GIStemp (mission creep ;-) so It’s probably time for a “do over” on the intro. The “short form” is just that this is an active exploration, so you get to see ( more or less in real time ) what I discover about the data from the NOAA / NCDC data sets (GHCN and USHCN) along with what I discover about the GIStemp ‘climate code” from NASA / GISS. It’s a bit chaotic at times because exploration and discovery is a bit chaotic. Right now, I’m looking at the GHCN data set using an anomaly based analysis too called dT/dt and finding lots of “data and instrument change artifact” behaviour and not much “CO2 did anything” signature. -E.M.Smith ]

  3. mitchel44 says:

    Long way to the “Caribbean” for them, they are just off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, a small remnant left over from France’s glory days as a world power.

    REPLY: [ Thanks. I’ll move them to be in the Canada Block or flag them. I looked all over the coast up past Bermuda a ways and down past French Guiana and figured they must just be in with all those other “Saint {foo} Islands” on my little globe. I’ve I’d suspected there were “left overs” up near Canada, I’d have Googled it instead. Who knew? … Or maybe I’ll leave them in the Caribbean as an aspirational goal ;-) -E.M.Smith ]

  4. j ferguson says:

    Don’t they still belong to France? Or are
    departments of France?

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    There was a “pingback” for a site, and I opened the link to it, but managed to hit the “delete” button rather than the “approve”… So here is a link to a site that has some interesting pictures of the place:

    It’s in French, but an interesting read. The fun things you learn about the world doing this “Climate” stuff…

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