Trenberth Lost In Space

The bottom line is that the relatively weak warming of the ocean since the 1950s is consistent with negative feedback (low climate sensitivity), not positive feedback. The ocean mixed layer and the atmosphere convectively coupled to it loses excess heat to outer space before it can be mixed into the deep ocean.

In other words, Trenberth’s missing heat is not in the deep ocean…it’s instead lost in outer space.

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11 Responses to Trenberth Lost In Space

  1. PhilJourdan says:

    Maybe he should change his name to another famous incompetent scientist – Dr. Zachary Smith. They have a lot in common.

  2. glacierman says:

    Dr. Smith was a bedwetter……..

  3. Sundance says:

    I referenced the new Kennedy etal. paper in another post but it applies here as well. The Kennedy etal. paper on HADSST corrections is showing .38C degree rise in SST from 1940 to 2006. Even accounting for a 30 year lag and looking at the CO2 rise from 1910 to 1976, a .05757C degrees/decade of SST warming doesn’t seem to support the kind of sensitivity being used in GCMs and tends to agree with S&B’s latest paper of negative feedbacks. I may have interpruted the Kennedy data incorrectly and would appreciate feedback.

  4. Traitor in Chief says:

    CAGW is falling apart. Remember the drowned Poley Bear story? Apparently, it’s being investigated:

  5. gator69 says:

    With this kind of optimism, he must be an IPCC expert…

  6. Higher temps produce more clouds over oceans, albedo goes from 6% to 60% but, at altitude 5,000m it only has half the density of atmosphere to bounce back through, and only half the volume of CO2 to trap it so much more of it returns to space. Meanwhile, oceanic absorption drops from 94% of insolation to 40%.

    And if we really wanted to prevent warming we should just dump loads of highly reflective floating garbage in the Pacific Gyre.

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