Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Geologic Evidence of Recurring Climate Cycles and Their Implications for the Cause of Global Climate Changes—The Past is the Key to the Future

1. Introduction

2. Is Global Warming Real?

3. Melting Glaciers

4. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

5. Lessons from Past Global Climate Changes

6. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)

7. The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)

8. Solar Variability and Climate Change

9. Where are We Headed During the Coming Century?

Chapter 2. Evidence for Synchronous Global Climatic Events

1. Introduction

2. Late Pleistocene Climate Oscillations Recorded by Glaciers

3. Conclusions

Chapter 3. A Critical Look at Surface Temperature Records

1. Introduction

2. The Global Data Centers

3. The Golden Age of Surface Observation

4. Vanishing Stations

5. See For Yourself – The Data is a Mess

6. Station Dropout was not Totally Random

7. Instrument Changes and Siting

8. Along Comes ‘Modernization’

9. Adjustments not Made, or Made Badly

10. Heat from Population Growth and Land-use Changes

11. U.S. Climate Data

12. U.S. State Heat Records Suggest Recent Decades are not the Warmest

13. Major Changes to USHCN in 2007

14. Hadley and NOAA

15. Final Adjustments – Homogenization

16. Problems with Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

17. Long-Term Trends

18. Summary

Chapter 4. 2010—The Hottest Year on Record?

1. Comparisons vs. 1998

2. Divergence from Other Data Sources

3. What is GISS Doing Wrong?

4. Was 2010 a Record Hot Year?

5. What Caused the Positive Anomalies in Early 2010?

6. Some History About Dr. James Hansen

7. Conclusion

Chapter 5. Relationship of Multidecadal Global Temperature

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780123859563
Electronic ISBN:
9780123859570

About the author

Don Easterbrook

Dr. Don Easterbrook has done extensive research into the of global climate changes, global warming and cooling, as well as the cause of abrupt global climate changes at the end of the last Ice Age. He studies the relationship of 25-30 year glacial and ocean warming and cooling cycles to solar variation and global warming and cooling. Additionally, he has analyzed the correlation of Quaternary inter-hemispheric climate changes, the of radiocarbon marine reservoir values, Holocene glaciation of the Cascade Range, and the Holocene climate changes, otherwise known as The Little Ice Age. He has analyzed the tephra and lahar chronology of Mt. Baker, and has extensively used shorelines to determine isostatic uplift rates in the Puget Lowland.