There Has Been No ‘Global’ Warming In The Southern Hemisphere, Equatorial Regions

Half The Planet Has Not Cooperated

With The ‘Global’ Warming Narrative

According to overseers of the long-term instrumental temperature data, the Southern Hemisphere record is “mostly made up”.  This is due to an extremely limited number of available measurements both historically and even presently from the south pole to the equatorial regions.

Below is an actual e-mail conversation between the Climate Research Unit’s Phil Jones and climate scientist Tom Wigley.  Phil Jones is the one who is largely responsible for making up the 1850-present temperature data for the Met Office in the UK (HadCRUT).

According to Peterson and Vose (1997), in 1901 the representation of maximum/minimum instrumental temperature stations in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) up through the equatorial regions (South Asia, North Africa, Central America) was negligible.  Only coastal Australia had substantial instrumental representation in the early 20th century.   The rest of the temperature data for the SH and equatorial regions needed to be made up to extend “global” instrumental temperature data back to 1850.


To measure the historical temperature record for the bottom half of the planet, then, scientists use proxy evidence from such sources as ice cores or alkenones to reconstruct past climates.  When they do that, a common theme emerges.  The proxy evidence used in temperature reconstructions suggests that there has been no significant changes in temperature from Antarctica to the regions near or just above the equator in the last few centuries.  In other words, half the globe has not been following along with the anthropogenic “global” warming narrative.

Listed below are about 75 graphical reconstructions indicating no obvious warming trend during the last few hundred years of assumed anthropogenic influence on surface temperatures.

Delong et al., 2012

Ault et al., 2013


Wei et al., 2015

Rosenthal et al., 2017

Rosenthal et al., 2013

“We show that water masses linked to North Pacific and Antarctic intermediate waters were warmer by 2.1°C and 1.5°C, respectively, during the middle Holocene Thermal Maximum than over the past century. Both water masses were ~0.9°C warmer during the Medieval Warm period than during the Little Ice Age and ~0.65° warmer than in recent decades.”

Jalali et al., 2016

Cheung, 2017

Fischel et al., 2017

Shevenell et al., 2011

Bird et al., 2017

Zhang et al., 2017

Dechnik et al., 2017

Kolansky et al., 2015

Dodrill et al., 2017

South America

Elbert et al., 2013

de Jong et al., 2013

von Gunten et al., 2009

De Jong et al., 2016

“[T]he reconstruction…shows that recent warming (until AD 2009) is not exceptional in the context of the past century. For example, the periods around AD 1940 and from AD 1950–1955 were warmer. … [B]ased on tree ring analyses from the upper tree limit in northern Patagonia, Villalba et al. (2003) found that the period just before AD 1950 was substantially warmer than more recent decades.”

Bertrand et al., 2014

Neukom et al., 2011

Silveira and Pezzi, 2014

Caniupán et al., 2014

Rebolledo et al., 2015

Sepúlveda et al., 2009 

Shevenell et al., 2011

Goni et al., 2004

Kilian and Lamy, 2012

Massaferro and Larocque-Tobler, 2013

South Africa

Tyson et al., 2000

“The climate of the interior of South Africa was around 1°C cooler in Little Ice Age [AD 1300 to 1800] and may have been over 3°C higher than at present during the extremes of the medieval warm period [AD 1000 to 1300].”
“It was variable throughout the millennium, but considerably more so during the warming of the eleventh to thirteenth centuries.  The lowest temperature events recorded during the Little Ice Age in South Africa are coeval with the Maunder and Sporer Minima in solar irradiance.  The medieval warming is shown to have coincided with … the Medieval Maximum in solar radiation.”

Sánchez-Sesma, 2015

Zinke et al., 2014

Dupont et al., 2004

Weldeab et al, 2005

Powers et al., 2005

Australia, New Zealand

Parker and Ollier, 2017

In the centre of Australia, all the stations available in a circle of radius 1,000 km were showing very little or no warming, as still acknowledged in the GHCN v2 data set up to October 2011 (Fig. 6). … Table 1 presents the warming trend for the 30 longest temperature records of Australia collected in a single location, with measurements started before 1900 and continued until after 1985.  … In the 30 locations, the monthly mean maximum temperature is warming 0.0004°C/year, or 0.04°C/century. “

O’Donnell et al., 2016

Tyson et al., 2000

de Frietas et al., 2015


Cook et al., 2002

Cook et al., 2006

Saunders et al., 2013

Jara et al., 2017

South Asia

Sunkara and Tiwari, 2016

Yan et al., 2015

Fan et al., 2009 

Munz et al., 2015

Zinke et al., 2016

Thapa et al., 2015

[T]emperature in Central Asia and northern Hemisphere revert back towards cooling trends in the late twentieth century.”

Böll et al., 2014

Loomis et al., 2015

Southern Ocean

Turney et al., 2017

Occupying about 14% of the world’s surface, the Southern Ocean plays a fundamental role in ocean and atmosphere circulation, carbon cycling and Antarctic ice-sheet dynamics. … As a result of anomalies in the overlying wind, the surrounding waters are strongly influenced by variations in northward Ekman transport of cold fresh subantarctic surface water and anomalous fluxes of sensible and latent heat at the atmosphere–ocean interface. This has produced a cooling trend since 1979.”

Jones et al., 2016

Markle et al., 2017

Bostock et al., 2013

Foster et al., 2016


Stenni et al., 2017

Schneider et al., 2006

Miles et al., 2013

Doran et al., 2002

“[O]ur spatial analysis of Antarctic meteorological data demonstrates a net cooling on the Antarctic continent between 1966 and 2000, particularly during summer and autumn.”

Mayewski et al., 2017

Turner et al., 2016

Fudge et al., 2016

Masson-Delmotte et al., 2004

Kilian and Lamy, 2012

Mulvaney et al., 2012

“A marine sediment record from off the shore of the western Antarctic Peninsula also shows an early Holocene optimum during which surface ocean temperatures were determined to be 3.5°C higher than present. Other evidence suggests that the George VI ice shelf on the southwestern Antarctic Peninsula was absent during this early-Holocene warm interval but reformed in the mid Holocene.”

Chu et al., 2017

Albot, 2017

39 responses to “There Has Been No ‘Global’ Warming In The Southern Hemisphere, Equatorial Regions”

  1. sunsettommy

    Warmists keep saying CO2 is a well mixed gas in the atmosphere, yet only the Northern Hemisphere has any warming in it.

    1. sod

      ” yet only the Northern Hemisphere has any warming in it.”

      the south has a lot of ocean…

      1. sunsettommy


        does that you mean it was never GLOBAL warming?

        How come CO2 effect which is an ATMOSPHERE effect, doesn’t work in the Southern Hemisphere?

        1. ewing caldwell

          It was Northern Hemisphere Warming. It’s never been Global Warming.

          It’s all because the Southern Hemisphere has Antarctica. The Northern Hemisphere doesn’t. There is little land between Antarctica and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere, just open ocean. So Antarctica is literally the weather factory.

      2. Rosco

        And CO2 transmits >90% of the wavelengths of IR emitted by ambient earth temperatures at close to 100% – it is basically irrelevant at the tiny concentrations present in the atmosphere.

        The NH suffers from UHI effect.

      3. Stosh

        Africa at 11,608,000 Sq. Miles (30,065,000 Sq. Km) is about 20% of the earth’s land mass, and historically has had about 2 weather stations…not substantially more today

    2. SebastianH

      Are they really saying this? Or are they not saying that it’s well mixed … i don’t know, let’s watch a youtube video:

      Kenneth, so there is some small cooling from 1940 until 1970 in the northern hemisphere:

      Does the graph look like warming never happened? Is the seasonal cooling in the northern hemisphere also a sign of warming not happening? Every year it gets cold for some months, doesn’t it? 😉

      1. sunsettommy


        HadCrut like GISS has corrupted their data with adjustments.

        Here is what looked like BEFORE climate science fraud came along:

        1. sunsettommy

          This one with 2017 GISS overaid the 1974 NCAR data:

      2. AndyG55

        In most un-tampered data, the 1940 period was much warmer than the 1970’s in the NH.

        Forced by the ocean currents, particularly the AMO

        DENY facts using massively tainted and maladjusted data, seb

        Its what you do. Lie and Farce, in every post you make.

        1. AndyG55

          Seb DENIES that data has been adjusted to favour the AGW scam, when the evidence is obvious and very blatant.

          He is most definitely a “Climate Change™” Denier.

      3. SebastianH

        Ah, the classic “but the data was adjusted” skeptics card has been played again. If the adjustments don’t fit in your narrative than claim they are fraud, right?

        1. P Gosselin

          No. The problem is that the adjustments were made in one direction only. Can you guess which one?

    3. AndyG55

      Gees Kenneth.. I’m going to need a bigger hard drive to save all these graphs and REAL DATA ! 🙂

  2. David Johnson

    Marvelous and very revealing data

  3. tom0mason

    Brazilian are upset because like last year winter has started early, except this year it’s even earlier.

    Ummm, just a bit more cool weather getting to the SH early again.

  4. tom0mason

    As I said on some blogs back in 2014 —
    Consider if the Arctic sea-ice extended south as much as the Antarctic sea-ice has gone north, then you would be able to walk (or preferably snowmobile or skidoo) on the ice from the East coast of Labrador (in Canada) to the west coast of North Scotland or South Norway.

    Since then very little has changed.

  5. Gabriel Lopes

    Most of the countries of SH had never had many trouble with extreme weather conditions except maybe for the hurricanes in South Pacific near Australia and NZ. Weather forecast was mostly due to agricultural interest. Tornadoes were not fully acquainted maybe till recently the movie film ‘Twister’ brought it to the people’s attention. So it’s very unlikely that temperatures would have been taken with scientific accuracy almost everywhere around the SH. And the personal experience of everyone says the weather remains quite the same thru the decades. That’s why the AGW has very little interest all around these countries and in fact it’s mostly confused with ‘pollution’ or ‘deforestation and fauna extinction’ for most of the population.

  6. Anders Valland

    I wonder why, in the two first figures of this post, there are no stations in Scandinavia?

  7. AndyG55
    1. SebastianH

      Don’t know if the link will work here:!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=tpes_t1&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country_group&idim=country_group:oecd:non-oecd&idim=country:DEU:USA&ifdim=country_group&hl=de&dl=de&ind=false

      Also, the argument that it is ok to emit more CO2 if your economy grows is a little bit irritating. The absolute emissions increase the CO2 concentration. If the goal were to stabilize the CO2 output per GDP unit, we would still double the output every few decades …

      1. AndyG55

        It is ALWAYS ok to emit CO2.

        It is totally and absolutely BENEFICIAL to all life on this glorious CARBON BASED planet we are so fortunate to live on.

        It is absolutely MARVELOUS that CO2 levels will continue to climb, no matter what the AGW cretins try to do.

        Doesn’t it make you feel like you WASTING YOUR TIME, seb.

        We all know you are. 🙂

        Maybe time for you to WAKE UP TO REALITY!

    2. sod

      “A little something for seb-sob to read.

      Enjoy, AGW stooges.”

      again, you have nothing but insults. The wuwt article is simply wrong. Germany is exporting more electricity and it is moving out of nuclear power. It is a perfect example of lying with numbers.

      the main progress of “energiewende” was in electricity sector. Looking at total CO2 output is just a trick to confuse the uneducated. It is fake news at best!


      and electricity production:!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=welecgen_t1&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country_group&idim=country_group:oecd:non-oecd&idim=country:DEU:USA&ifdim=country_group&hl=de&dl=de&ind=false

      1. sod

        oh, and thanks for your nice introduction on wuwt. You are a troll and nothing else.

        ” AndyG55
        May 2, 2017 at 2:08 am

        I have directed two low-info twerps from NoTricks to come and argue against this.

        I doubt they will have the courage to appear.. but if they do, please treat them with the hilarity they deserve.

        1. sunsettommy

          AndyG55,doesn’t know you were banned there a long time ago.


          Meanwhile why can’t you address it anyway, here?

        2. AndyG55

          “You are a troll and nothing else.”

          And why are you here EXCEPT as a low-level low-information AGW troll.

          GET REAL sob-sob, you don’t even know what YOU are.

      2. AndyG55

        The WUWT article is simply CORRECT..

        you have NOTHING, expect baby troll yapping, as usual

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    1. SebastianH

      “How increasing CO2 leads to an increased negative greenhouse effect in Antarctica”:

      Nice try …

      1. AndyG55

        So, extra cooling in the poles, and absolutely no warming anywhere else (as you have well proven)

        Are you now becoming a GLOBAL COOLING ALARMIST ????

        Or do you just have too many feet in your mouth at the moment !

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