Miriam O’Brien says: Why did the water in the kettle boil? Because it got hot!

New Post at HotWhopper.  Miriam apparently doesn’t think it’s appropriate to present deep global ocean warming in terms of temperature in a discussion of global temperatures.

WattsUpWithThat post: On The Blog Post “Hiatuses in the rise of temperature” at ClimateLabBook

HotWhopper Reply from Sunday, November 30, 2014 [archived]: Why did the water in the kettle boil? Because it got hot!

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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7 Responses to Miriam O’Brien says: Why did the water in the kettle boil? Because it got hot!

  1. ren says:

    Tomorrow heavy frost in the northern states !

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  2. BruceC says:

    Here is a graph that Sou will not post…………it’s not scary enough.

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  3. Bob Tisdale says:

    You’re right about that, BruceC

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  4. Mike M says:

    I think there is something like this going on with our climate. You heat up the kettle and the temperature keeps rising until it starts to boil then .. it gets no higher. Looking at http://geocraft.com/WVFossils/PageMill_Images/image277.gif at Geocraft, 25C seems to be some sort of hard limit and it would be my bet that expansion of tropical moisture with temperature is the key to how water regulates earth’s temperature. When climate models can duplicate that chart, (plate tectonics and all), THEN I might be inclined to take any interest in them.

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  5. Frederik Michiels says:

    What i find odd is that they throw scary graphs of “ocean heat content” which look scary for non scientific readers. However from what i understand if i compare the graph of the mean ocean temperature between 0 and 2000 meter and the other scary heat content graph i would deduce that all that heat content just made the oceans to be 3 hundredths of a degree warmer …

    definitely nothing to worry about….

    however i never find anything that “translates” this heat content into “detectable warming” or more globally “how heat content translates in the ocean’s temperature change” Not sure if that article is there already, but maybe an idea to write an article about it on WUWT? So that people can “translate” heat content into temperature change?

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  6. BruceC says:

    If she doesn’t like the above graph…….she definitely won’t like this one:

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  7. Bob Tisdale says:

    Frederik Michiels says: “however i never find anything that “translates” this heat content into “detectable warming” or more globally “how heat content translates in the ocean’s temperature change” Not sure if that article is there already, but maybe an idea to write an article about it on WUWT?”

    We must’ve had the same thought. See this post:
    https://bobtisdale.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/the-tempering-effect-of-the-oceans-on-global-warming/
    I published it yesterday.

    Cheers

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