In honor of Earth Day, two new unique WUWT options are actually stay – watts?

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As the owner of the World’s Most Viewed Climate Related Website, I have a mandate to maintain that title. Two new permanent additions to the WUWT resource set are online today. Both are unique and both are exclusive, both are factual. Better yet, both will irritate climate alarmists.

#1 Real Time Earth Temperature

The first is a really simple widget that is added to the right sidebar, see below:

Waaaat! you say? Real Time Earth Temperature – Impossible! Only certified climate scientists can do that. Well, um….no. We can and we have done it. Working with a friend of ours who runs a website (who shall remain unnamed) and our resident tech assistant Eric Worrall, we used their API (specifically modified at my request) to display the real-time temperature of the Earth. The data was recorded up to 2015 as you can see in the graph below. It will keep going.

Note: After working perfectly all week, the deviation value stopped working on the API. It’s correct on the source website but not in the API. You examine it.

How does it work? It’s really quite simple. Thanks to the Internet, all kinds of global temperature data are available in near real time (every hour).

Data Sources – Click on the links for details:

All this data is collected hourly, converted into a gridded average, calculated and displayed. It is compared to the “normal” base temperature of 57.2°F.

In this calculation it is assumed that the “normal” temperature of the earth is 57.2°F and this is simply compared to the temperature reported by all stations to get the absolute temperature deviation from “normal” at that moment .

The basis of this number comes from NASA GISS itself, from their FAQ page, as seen in August 2016 when captured by the Wayback Machine.

Screenshot of NASA GISS FAQ page dated August 24, 2016 – Source: Wayback Machine

Of course they’ve removed it now because they don’t want people like me doing this stuff. Only certified climate scientists can do that. /sarc.

#2 Failed Prediction Timeline

We wanted a “one stop shop” that displays all the wrong predictions (and results) about climate, energy and the human condition in one easy-to-use package.

This was a work spanning several months between myself, Charles Rotter and Eric Worrall. At least two previous versions have been discarded and recreated (thanks Eric for your patience). We think we got it right.

See it here:

Screencap below.

Note the search functions. You can select the subject, the person who made the prediction, and the year to filter by. Once you have done this you will get the result.

Most importantly, each entry includes a “Result” section. See below for an example.

Give it a try, and please let us know what you think and if we missed anything in the comments.


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