We’ll be watching the drop in ocean heat content (OHC) raised by the brilliant Bob Tisdale for a potential follow-up to the Recent Climate Observations: Disagreement With Projections paper, where observations disproved speculations.
To some, the OHC represents a change in alarmist direction that became evident at as a result of due diligence activities of Senator Fielding and the Minister for the Climate Change and Water, Penny Wong. According to Penny Nova,
the alarmists have abandoned air temperatures as a measure of global temperature, because the air temperature graphs are just too hard to argue with and switched to ocean temperatures, which they often disguise as ocean heat content (a huge number like 15Ã—10Â²Â² Joules sounds much more scary than the warming it implies of 0.003Â° C/year).
The next step would be to check the unattributed graphic from the Climate Minister’s response to Senator Fielding below.
Surely there is robust statistical evidence and the Climate Minister is not trying to mislead when she states that:
not only is the heat content of the ocean increasing, it is increasing faster.
The citation for the graph on OHC in the error-ridden Copenhagen Synthesis Report is Improved estimates of upper-ocean warming and multi-decadal sea-level rise which says nothing about an acceleration in the OHC.
I might start to gather information for a possible note along these lines, so if anyone can point me to a study justifying her claims of accelerating OHC I would appreciate it. My eye doesn’t see unusual rates on the graph at any scale.