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Correlation between CO2 climate forcing and Temperature

Since the subject came up … There are certain claims (some false) about the correlation (or not) between CO2 in the atmosphere and global temperature. Several folks have pointed out that we shouldn’t really be looking at the correlation between … Continue reading →

Correlation between CO2 and Temperature

Here’s the global average temperature anomaly since 1880 (let’s use the data from NASA, shall we?). Now, I’ll add to that graph the data for atmospheric CO2 concentration. In fact I’ll plot (as a function of time) the quantity 0.0101 … Continue reading →

Sea Level Rise: 30-year forecasts from NOAA

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has caused quite a stir with their latest report about sea level rise. The statement attracting the most attention is: Sea level along the U.S. coastline is projected to rise, on average, 10 – … Continue reading →

Sea Level Denial

Back in 2010, the North Carolina’s Coastal Resource Commission published the North Carolina Sea Level Rise Assessment Report. Dave Burton of “NC-20” (a trade group for business interests in the coastal counties of NC) ridiculed their results, claiming that the … Continue reading →


If you look at the graph of COVID-19 infections in the U.S., the “omicron wave” is rather obvious: Yes, it’s that giant spike in the infection rate at the end, the one that has hit us this year. Let me … Continue reading →

Happy New Year! Crappy Start!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! CRAPPY START! I hope you enjoyed your new year’s celebration, and we all enjoy saying “goobye and good riddance” to 2021. We’re hoping for much better in the year 2022. So I’ll be that jerk who starts … Continue reading →

Big Change in Sea Level Rise

The most interesting thing about Frederikse et al. is that not only do they publish a new sea level reconstruction based on tide gauge data, to reckon how much sea level has risen, they also attempt to reckon where that … Continue reading →

Sea Level: Rising Fast

Here’s the graph from NOAA of sea level at Pensacola, FL (tide gauge data) Some might actually look at that and think “steady rise,” but the readers of this blog would probably think otherwise. Here’s my graph of the same … Continue reading →

Sea Level at Wilmington, NC (and other places)

For years, the Dave Burtons and Judith Currys of this world have shown a graph (from NOAA) of sea level measured by a single tide gauge at one location, followed by proclamations of “no acceleration” and/or “sea level rise has … Continue reading →

North Carolina Sea Level Rise: Problem Not Solved

If your science gives you a result you don’t like, pass a law saying the result is illegal. Problem solved. — Stephen Colbert Back in 2010, North Carolina’s Coastal Resource Commission released their North Carolina Sea Level Rise Assessment Report. … Continue reading →

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