- Ray Pierrehumbert
I had the impression that the near-surface layer data isn't too reliable, plus IIRC that graphic shows data that hasn't been completely processed. Also, Channel 5 is what generally gets used for comparisons with the pre-AMSU satellite record since it aligns more or less with the old MSU TLT channel.
Maybe, but it's apples and apples. If the processing hasn't changed, and the instrument hasn't changed, something in the environment has.
Also, though the graph isn't as striking, channel 5 has also been in all-time record territory for several days.
As I understand it, there's a lag of a few months between ENSO and global temperature, so I guess current global temperature is still influenced by weak el Nino conditions. If a fairly strong la Nina develops, as is the mean prediction, expect at least another 0.3 C drop in the satellite anomalies - less of a drop in the surface record. Then when the la Nina effect peaks, we'll get more blog posts and articles similar to this one:Global Cooling...perhaps right as 2010 is reported as a record or a tied record in the surface product.
OT sorry, but I want to get this out as widely as possible. Monckton has now posted at WUWT asking for people to flood John Abraham's university with calls for disciplinary action. As a consequence, I have posted this:We the undersigned offer unreserved support for John Abraham and St. Thomas University in the matter of complaints made to them by Christopher Monckton. Professor Abraham provided an important public service by showing in detail Monckton’s misrepresentation of the science of climate, and we applaud him for that effort, and St. Thomas University for making his presentation available to the world.If you support Abraham, please visit Hot Topic and leave a comment in support.http://hot-topic.co.nz/support-john-abraham/
Either it is as hot as hell, or the on board black body has got hold of some lipstick.
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