Understanding The Missing Heat

A few years ago climate experts explained the discrepancy between theory and satellite temperatures as being due to missing heat at the bottom of the sea.

Climate science has advanced since then, and now they say that the missing heat is at the sea surface – but mysteriously is not finding its way into the lower troposphere. It is that new kind of Mann-made heat which doesn’t radiate or diffuse.

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30 Responses to Understanding The Missing Heat

  1. Helly says:

    Not “diffuse.” Conduct and convect.

  2. SMS says:

    And so it is…………and when the winds whip up, it will disappear. And then “poof” it will reappear somewhere at the bottom of the oceans where there are no recording devices to detect it.

    Tesla was working on a method for transporting energy without the use of transmission lines. He should have looked into climate science for his answer.

  3. Frank K. says:

    Meanwhile, record sea ice extent continues in the Antarctic…wow.

  4. RMB says:

    The heat is missing because it didn’t penetrate the surface of the water in the first place. You can get heat through the surface of water by radiation, the sun does that every day. You can float a metal dish on the surface and the water will heat by conduction. What you can not do is get heat through the surface of water by convection, The heat is blocked by surface tension. Try firing a heat gun at the surface of a bucket of water.There is no ADDITIONAL heat to that supplied by the radiation. When the sun goes quiet we get cold like now.

  5. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Of course this is very,very special missing heat that at the Poles, causes massive amounts of ice to form.

    Someday Amana, Westinghouse, Whirlpool and GE refrigerator engineers will figure out how Climate Scientists do this and make a device that will broil you frozen steaks to medium rare perfection at the same time.

    • John F. Hultquist says:

      The missing heat must be in the kitchen – GE is getting out of the home appliance business.
      Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division for $3.3 billion.

      • Gail Combs says:

        If GE is getting out of the home appliance business something is going down that we do not know about. ‘Smart Appliances’ are too lucrative a field especially if the government was going to force purchases as investors expected. Do not forget Al the Gorical has also sold off all his Green Energy Stock.

        Perhaps they have finally figured out that most people are not going to buy the Gore Bull Warbling crud in the face of falling temperatures PLUS the fiasco in the EU. (Only part of the population is completely loony or bought and paid for.)

        GE Brillion Smart Appliances
        GE currently offers Brillion technology on the following products. Later this year, GE will expand its line of Brillion-enabled appliances that will merge convenience and control like never before.

        Of course the question then becomes controlled by WHOM?
        Don’t want smart meter? Power shut off
        The rollout of smart electric meters across the country has run into a few snags: one woman doesn’t want one, and ended up in the dark as a result. Seems protests can work in more than one way.
        September 18, 2014 Stop Smart Meters!

        While Reno, NV Fire Chief Tom Garrison was holding a press conference on Saturday about the series of fires likely caused by “smart” meters that have led to at least one death, an hour’s drive to the northwest, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric “Co-op(ted)” (PSREC) were desperately attempting to quash any discussion of the safety problems with their own smart meters.

        PSREC cut off our electricity on Feb. 19th for refusing to pay smart meter “opt out fees.” We thought that was rather rude. And we didn’t think much of the intimidation tactics, coercion, yelling or lying that followed it. But sadly it is what we have come to expect from the electric utility industry in 2014. On Saturday, rather than ensuring the safety of their grid, it seemed that PSREC’s staff were far busier monitoring and attempting to suppress our demonstration, filming us and walkie-talkie-ing with each other….

        If you want to know the down and dirty on Smart Meters that is a site worth looking at.

        From a few years ago:

        The Department of Energy Report 2009

        A smart grid is needed at the distribution level to manage voltage levels, reactive power, potential reverse power flows, and power conditioning, all critical to running grid-connected DG systems, particularly with high penetrations of solar and wind power and PHEVs…. Designing and retrofitting household appliances, such as washers, dryers, and water heaters with technology to communicate and respond to market signals and user preferences via home automation technology will be a significant challenge. Substantial investment will be required….

        These controls and tools could reduce the occurrence of outages and power disturbances attributed to grid overload. They could also reduce planned rolling brownouts and blackouts like those implemented during the energy crisis in California in 2000.

        And from an Investor’s viewpoint:
        Smart Meters, an attractive opportunity for Investors

        Executive Summary
        We see an attractive long-term secular trend for investors to capitalize on over the coming 20–30 years as today’s underinvested and technologically challenged power grid is modernized to a technology-enabled smart grid. In particular, we see an attractive opportunity over the next three to five years to invest in companies that are enabling this transformation of the power grid. Similar to trends in the telecommunications industry, we expect this upgrade process to be evolutionary rather then revolutionary. As such, we think investors need to take a long term view when evaluating the sector. By focusing on this segment of the market, which we believe could be as large as $8 billion annually in the next 5–10 years, we are branching out our coverage into areas that allow utilities to use their existing legacy networks more efficiently,….

        Eventually our vision of a smart grid calls for power, whether sourced from traditional sources or renewable sources including demand response and energy efficiency, to be routed from one region to another intelligently and automatically, such that the balance between supply and demand is always maintained with sufficient margin reserve at all times. We believe that the demand response solution providers will have a big role to play in this evolution of the smart grid.

        In the following, we describe commonly used demand response programs in the United States in greater detail.

        Direct Load Control (DLC): DLC programs refer to those in which a utility or system
        operator remotely shuts down or cycles a customer’s electrical equipment on short notice
        to address system or local reliability contingencies in exchange for an incentive payment or bill credit. DLC has been in operation for at least 20 years. A variety of utilities developed and deployed large programs in the late 1960s and expanded them significantly in the 1980s and 1990s. According the 2006 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) survey, Florida Power & Light has implemented the largest program with 740,570 customers. The most common form of DLC is a program that cycles the operation of appliances such as air conditioners or water heaters. Typically, a one-way remote switch or digital control receiver is connected to the condensing unit of an air conditioner or the immersion element in a water heater. By remotely switching off the load at the appliance, peak loads can be reduced. Typical demand reductions are in the 1kW area for air conditioners and 0.6kW for heaters. The switch is operated through radio signals (for older systems) or digital paging. Depending on the duty cycle selected, the switch turns off the condensing unit or element for the full duration of an event or for various fractions of an hour (e.g., 15 minutes off during an hour). DLC programs also typically limit the number of times or hours that the customer’s appliance can be turned off per year or per season…..

        In addition, remote control of individual appliances is being supplanted by remote control of smart, or programmable, communicating thermostats in recently implemented programs. During the summer, the utility or program operator can remotely adjust the temperature upward to reduce demand. After an event, the temperature setting is reset to the customer-specified level.

  6. Eliza says:

    Notice howpolar air is reaching way beyond the equator (left side of South America
    I wonder if the enourmous size of Antactica is having an effect (probably normal)

  7. David says:

    Color me stupid…but a few yes ago they said heat was on the bottom of the ocean. Heat is suppose to rise not be at the bottom. Could it be this is why they are saying now the heat is on the surface now? Did they see there mistake and changed it?

  8. … new kind of Mann-made heat …

    No, it’s just good old quantum heat that can’t be accurately measured and have its position known at the same time.

    The heat is not missing. It’s there, like a wave, all the time. Climate scientists know it in their hearts.

    When they look for it, the heat appears in some location, just like it’s supposed to, but it’s much spookier than a quantum particle:

    It never pops where they look so they can’t even try and measure it *).

    Thus the principle can be formulated:

    The heat appears with absolute certainty somewhere else than where Dr. Trenberth last looked.

    We should call it the Trenberth Certainty Principle.


    *) The other spooky thing is that instantaneously the heat tells frustrated Dr. Trenberth where it is. It’s as if the two are quantum-entangled or something:


    • KTM says:

      It’s clearly entangled at a quantum level with the level of funding available. If the heat shows up over here, funding rises over there. If it doesn’t show up, the funding immediately falls. Spooky, indeed.

    • nielszoo says:

      I thought that those TCP Sidewardly Mobile Heat particles were entangled with the end of Mann’s dendro’ graph so that when Mann looked for that lost heat he found the blade of his “hockey stick” instead. When he looked away from the heat that trendline dropped right off his chart.

  9. JP says:

    Bob Tisdale has done great work tracking sub-surface ocean heat content.

    Figures 2,3,4,5, and 6 all indicate that there is no “stored” heat in the oceans. In the most important ocean basin, the Pacific Basin, it has actually cooled since 2005 down to 2000m.

    Tisdale’s letter to Trenbeth I’m sure went to the circular file.

    • Jason Calley says:

      The Pacific has cooled? That means that the land temperatures need to be adjusted upward! After all, if the heat has left the Pacific, then the air HAS to have warmed up. I mean, gosh!, all that heat has to be somewhere! You aren’t denying conservation of energy, are you?!

      (end sarc)

  10. Trofim Lamarch says:

    The missing phlogiston, er, heat was taken by Dr. Lysenko many many years ago. Stuff that in your spring wheat!

  11. Don says:

    They seek it here, they seek it there,
    Those climatologists seek it everywhere.
    Is it in heaven? Or is it in hell?
    That damned elusive Warming!

    With apologies to Baroness Orczy

  12. Mike says:

    See, it’s not missing. It’s just undocumented.

  13. Billy Liar says:

    Yet another graph going off the scale. Twelve billion tons of snow accumulated in Greenland yesterday:


  14. roaldjlarsen says:

    That kind of heat is usually just found in fraudulent theories cooked together by bad aktivists’ that are confusing themself with real scientists. If it ain’t logic, it’s not science!

  15. KTM says:


    The Global Warming “God of the gaps” takes another body blow.

    • Shazaam says:

      For such a “settled science”, the new explanations for the cooling are stacking-up.

      In a truly “settled science” there would be no surprises and all the climate models would work perfectly………

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