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Rahmstorf et al (2012) Insist on Prolonging a Myth about El Niño and La Niña

Guest post by Bob Tisdale

Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat forwarded a link to a newly published peer-reviewed paper by Stefan Rahmstorf, Grant Foster (aka Tamino of the blog OpenMind) and Anny Cazenave. Thanks, Anthony. The title of the paper is Comparing climate projections to observations up to 2011. My Figure 1 is Figure 1 from Rahmostorf et al (2012).

The authors of the paper have elected to prolong on the often-portrayed myth about El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO):

Global temperature data can be adjusted for solar variations, volcanic aerosols and ENSO using multivariate correlation analysis…

With respect to ENSO, that, of course, is nonsense.

Figure 1

The Rahmstorf et al (2012) text for Figure 1 reads:

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