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Statistical politics: Prof. Mike Hulme on ‘politically charged’ climate baseline changes from 1961-1990 to 1991-2020: ‘In an instant; today, the world’s climate has ‘suddenly’ become nearly 0.5°C warmer’ Climates Multiple: Three Baselines, Two Tolerances, One Normal Mike Hulme Excerpt:  Friday 1 January 2021, a new World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) climatological standard normal came into effect. The ‘present-day’ climate will now formally be represented by the meteorological statistics of the period 1991-2020, replacing those from 1961-1990. National Meteorological Agencies in member states are […]

2020 Hottest Year!?: ‘There has been no significant warming trend for 5 years’ – ‘2020 is statistically identical to 2016’ – ‘Thousandths of a degree’ difference 2020, climate statistics and all that Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor There has been no significant warming trend for 5 years. Every year in the middle of January various organisations, The UK Met Office, NASA, NOAA, etc. release their estimates of the annual average global temperature of our planet. This year the conclusion […]