New ocean warming paper contains “factual errors and misleading statements” 

Posted: January 22, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, Critique, research, Temperature
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Is the desire to promote climate alarm leading researchers to make mistakes?

Second ocean paper in three months is refuted by independent climate scientist Nicholas Lewis, reports The GWPF.
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A scientific paper, published in Science magazine last week, led to widespread claims that the oceans were warming faster than previously thought, and received media attention around the world.  

But less than a week after the headlines, an independent scientist, Nicholas Lewis, has found that a team led by Lijing Cheng of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, had made what he calls important factual errors.

Lewis also says that some of Cheng’s statements are “misleading”.

As Lewis explains:

The headlines all said that the oceans were warming even faster than previously thought. Unfortunately, the authors seem to have made several quite important errors and inappropriate comparisons. Ocean warming appears to be very much in line with earlier IPCC estimates, when correctly calculated, and slower over the last decade or so than predicted by climate models”

Continued here.

Comments
  1. Gamecock says:

    I still contend that it is outside of Man’s capability to measure ocean temperature.

    ‘widespread claims that the oceans were warming faster than previously thought’

    We don’t know the temperature now, and we don’t know what it used to be. We don’t know if it’s changing, nor what the rate of that change might be, nor even the sign of the change. Hence ‘warming faster than previously thought’ is utter nonsense.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Funny how the problems/errors always seem to relate to imaginary excessive warming, never cooling :/

    Arctic sea ice minimum is trending above 2007. The low point in 2012 was around the time of solar cycle maximum.
    https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/

  3. hunter says:

    “mistakes”?
    Not hardly.

  4. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect
    The Art of Political Lying
    Jonathan Swift
    1710

  5. gbaikie says:

    –Gamecock says:
    January 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm
    I still contend that it is outside of Man’s capability to measure ocean temperature.

    ‘widespread claims that the oceans were warming faster than previously thought’–

    I recall from decades ago, sea level was rising at about 8″ per century, and now it seems to be about 7″ inches per century.

    To me it seems likely that part of the 7″ per century is due to thermal expansion of the ocean- or the ocean is slightly warming. Some have said about 2″ of the 7″.
    I tend to think it’s about 2″ of ocean being warmed.
    The entire ocean average temperature is said to be about 3.5 C.
    I don’t think it’s less than 3 C or more than 4 C and I don’t think the ocean which is about 3.5 C
    has changed much is last 1000 years. Though in terms of hundredths of degrees- which we can’t measure- it seems over 1000 years it has changed [and presently it does seem to be changing now any faster than it did over the last 1000 years- despite wild claims of otherwise].

    It seems that broadly speaking, interglacial periods are periods of ocean warming and glacial periods are periods of ocean cooling. And I think the Little ice age was aptly named because during this time, the ocean cooled by a small amount [in terms of hundredths of degree]. And seems sea levels dropped a bit during LIA.
    In terms of Holocene, it does not appear ocean have warmed as much as other interglacial periods and perhaps since Holocene has not ended, yet, maybe it catch up to many other past interglacial periods.

  6. Gamecock says:

    “To me it seems likely that part of the 7″ per century is due to thermal expansion of the ocean- or the ocean is slightly warming”

    Sorry, Jim, but it is more utter nonsense.

    Man has no way to measure the size of the container. The ocean basin is constantly changing, due to volcanic action, accretion, sedimentation, etc. Without knowing the changes in the basin, ANY attribution of level change is PURE SPECULATION. IT IS NOT SCIENCE.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Tide gauge trends for the USA are a mixed bag. Majority up, mainly 6″ or less, but some down (rates per century equivalent). 0-3″ looks the most common.

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/
    (graphic uses coloured arrows)

  8. ivan says:

    There is a fact that you can’t polish a turd you can only sprinkle glitter on it. They keep on trying to polish the turd of global warming by using unicorn farts and pixie dust as the scientific glitter. It doesn’t work no matter how hard they try – maybe they will eventually find real world science and the scientific method, but that will be too late for the UN Church of Climatology to survive in its present state.

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