I was reading this article at WUWT:
Which lead me to this article:
To which I published this comment. We will see if it gets past moderation.
First off, the two “data sets” you use are not data. They are a processed adjusted product of computers. GIStemp in particular is one I’ve investigated in great depth (including running my own copies of it) and it is, IMHO, not ‘fit for purpose’ for many reasons.
Then, setting that aside, the whole thing is based on ‘average temperatures’ treated AS temperatures. They are not. Temperature is then treated as a proxy for heat. It isn’t. Doing calorimetry requires the mass, specific heats, heats of fusion and vaporization, and all phase changes be accounted. It isn’t. But since temperature is an intrinsic property, a ‘global average temperature’ is not a temperature. (And since GIStemp carries the temps AS temperatures through the calculations and averages and only makes the anomaly at the end, don’t launch that anomaly canard. It isn’t. Not till well after loads of averages of temperatures have been used…)
The simple fact is that the CHANGES in historical data done as ‘adjustments’ are the source of all the warming “trend”. The reality is shown by the cold and snow on the ground all over N. America and Asia with 100 year cold and snow records falling. It’s cold. Just look out the window. (Yes, it is weather. But if all that ‘hottest ever’ heat is running around, the weather would not be 100 year record cold and snow. Remember the ‘warmers’ prediction that snow would become a distant memory for children? It isn’t.) https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/summary-report-on-v1-vs-v3-ghcn/
So aside from data diddling, not having enough data, doing things (averaging temps) not supported by physics, and treating temperature as heat content, not doing the things necessary to do proper calorimetry, and having claims not in touch with the reality on the ground, ‘nice job’…
BTW, the Pacific ocean has an 18 year lag in temperature patterns from equator to pole. (Presentation in Chicago a few years back), so the north edge of the Pacific ought to be reflecting about 1996 right now, with 1998 pattern at about 2/18ths of the way from N.pole to equator. No surprise it is warm. In a couple of more years it will follow the rest of the ocean to cooler. And no, averaging temperatures of equator to pole will NOT give a good result. See above about intrinsic properties…)
One final point: How is it that all that regularly added heat suddenly decides to run off into the oceans? Just now? Why didn’t it happen in the prior 50 years? Simply put, it didn’t. Both land and sea warmed in a natural cycle of about 60 years duration. The land turned cold first and fastest. The oceans lag with the longest lag being to the N. Pacific at 18 years. Otherwise you must explain why the land is now quite frozen, storing NO heat from the last 100 years, and it all got wadded up into the North Pacific… That’s a quite unphysical result that requires a quite unphysical process. What is it?