When is it Warming?–The Real Reason for the Pause

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June 21 E.M. Smith made an intriguing comment on the occasion of Summer Solstice (NH) and Winter Solstice (SH):

“This is the time when the sun stops the apparent drift in the sky toward one pole, reverses, and heads toward the other. For about 2 more months, temperatures lag this change of trend. That is the total heat storage capacity of the planet. Heat is not stored beyond that point and there can not be any persistent warming as long as winter brings a return to cold.

I’d actually assert that there are only two measurements needed to show the existence or absence of global warming. Highs in the hottest month must get hotter and lows in the coldest month must get warmer. BOTH must happen, and no other months matter as they are just transitional.

I’m also pretty sure that the comparison of dates of peaks between locations could…

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2 responses to “When is it Warming?–The Real Reason for the Pause

  1. The Earth’s orbit around the sun is not perfectly circular. At some times it is further from the sun than at others. The amount of incoming energy constantly varies. The difference from perihelion (furthest) to aphelion (nearest) is about nine per cent.

    (By comparison, warble gloaming is said to reduce outgoing energy by less than half a per cent.)

    Theoretically, global temperatures should vary quite dramatically over the course of a year. But they don’t. Perhaps there is some sort of homeostasis in play (Lindzen’s Iris Theory) or the heat banks hold more than the two months you mention. Whatever it is, the famous climate models don’t include it and can’t explain it.

    Keep on doing the good work and asking awkward questions!

  2. The data from stations that use wireless technology for data reporting is on average higher than a non wireless station. The electronics package increased the temperatures of the stations not weather.

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