Still Waiting On The Rapid Response Team

It has almost been three years since I sent this question over to John Cook’s Rapid Response Team. I expect to hear from them any day now.


Antarctic sea ice is currently about three standard deviations above normal, according to NSIDC graphs.

The excess sea ice is necessarily located at relatively low latitudes, and the sun is near its peak in Antarctica now. This means that large amounts of sunshine are being reflected back into space by the excess ice.

How much southern hemisphere cooling does this excess ice generate?

My First Query To The Climate Science Rapid Response Team | Real Science

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4 Responses to Still Waiting On The Rapid Response Team

  1. Andy Oz says:

    That is a cracker of a question! Next time I go commando skeptic on the Aussie news commentary pages I’m gonna use that one, Steven. The alarmists have no where to hide with that one.

  2. tom0mason says:

    I thought that John Cook’s Rapid Response Team were contracted to fix the ObamaCare computer system.
    Any day now….

  3. X says:

    They didn’t answer because they don’t know the answer.
    They have no clue about climate, they are just politicians.

  4. daveburton says:

    I also asked the CSRRT a two-part question that they couldn’t answer.

    Well, that’s not quite right. Scott Mandia of the CSRRT gave it a try. He found a partial answer (0.29/0.7 = 41% of an answer) to one of the two main parts of my question.

    Paraphrasing, the two parts of my question were:

    1. How, exactly, did the U.S. surface temperature record come to be revised since 1999 to add 0.7 C of temperature increase over the 20th century (coincidentally, just about exactly equal to the putative global warming of the 20th century)? And,

    2. Where’s the old (unrevised) data?

    There was a little more to it than that, but that was the gist.

    Here’s the conversation:–Burton–US_Surface_Temperature_USHCN.html
    (I added a “Table of Contents” at the beginning; the TOC numbers, 1-10, are chronological, so you can see that the conversation is in “almost reverse-chronological” order.)

    In the end, Prof. Mandia could not answer my questions. He gave up and wrote, “Your request is not really one that CSRRT typically responds to because you are not a journalist nor a government official. I have tried to help but I can no longer continue…”

    Subsequently, NCDC meteorologist Sam McCown did provide some additional helpful information.

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