I overlaid Cook’s hockey graph (turquoise) on the ENSO graph, and guess what?
When the ocean is warm, temperatures go up. Would Homer blame it on CO2?
lol, Steve that Homer d’oh never fails to bring a chuckle to me…….thanks.
Yes, when the oceans are warm temperature goes up, but the last part of the graph takes off like an F 15 with afterburners on.
Now the oceans are cooling they will fly it on empty and the whole thing will come crushing down like a brick.
The battle continues
Homer is part of the general population that doesn’t jump to a drum beat just because the drum player is a proffesor with pretty graphs.
How well does ENSO match up prior to 1950?
How come it can’t explain the rise in temps since 1850?
The hokey stick in question shows the rise starting in the mid-1970s.
But my question are about the time period prior to that.
If ENSO is to blame for this hockey stick, then it should also hold for past events too right?
Frankly, you and I both know there is a lot more affecting surface temps than just ENSO. El Nino, the Sun, aerosols, alebdo changes all influence surface temps.
But your purpose seem to be “let’s just try and raise doubt”.
My purpose is to explain the behaviour.
We only have ENSO data to the 1950s.
Well, maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see the nice correlation that you seem to see. After about 1995 they don’t match at all. ENSO declines from the ~1994 peak, but temps just keep rising.
Why is that?
Steve the graphs are not a very good fit at all.
Why are temps continuing to climb right to the end of the graph when the last red peak is only about half the size of the first two? If there was a good correlation wouldn’t the temps flatten and decline? What is your explanation for the continual increase?
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