I have continued to refine the analysis I have been doing on the GISS global temperature anomaly data to see what I can glean out of the trends in the data. Previously, I ran a trend of anomalies on rolling 120-month periods, and then determined that the trend of the slopes was downward. The conclusion is that the trend line overall was still positive, but declining in magnitude (i.e. warming rates are slowing). Warming rates cycle up and down over time, and the current trend in declining rates is true of the last 6+ years of anomalies. That entry is here.
Well, while it is interesting to review, there are the following deficiencies to the analysis that should be looked at and addressed. Read the rest of this entry »