Global Cooling

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Published on: 2008.07.13

“Global Warming” is still a huge threat, according to school children and the United Nations (and, of course, Al Gore), none of whom are traditionally good sources of information.

What? Am I a conspiracy theorist? No. I’m just a guy who does my research. Unlike many, I have sources. The global temperature has not increased for 10 years, and the entire previous century has been cooler than the Earth was during Medieval times, before the Industrial Revolution.

Check the facts:

For nearly a decade now, there has been no global warming.” The Boston Globe
Given the number of worldwide cold events, it is no surprise that 2007 didn’t turn out to be the warmest ever. In fact, 2007’s global temperature was essentially the same as that in 2006 – and 2005, and 2004, and every year back to 2001. The record set in 1998 has not been surpassed. For nearly a decade now, there has been no global warming. Even though atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to accumulate – it’s up about 4 percent since 1998 – the global mean temperature has remained flat. That raises some obvious questions about the theory that CO2 is the cause of climate change.

Temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should according to the fundamental theory behind global warming…” –The New Statesman
The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased. Temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should according to the fundamental theory behind global warming – the greenhouse effect. Something else is happening and it is vital that we find out what or else we may spend hundreds of billions of pounds needlessly.

… Actually, there has been cooling …” — The Australian News
No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years.

There has been a very slight cooling…” National Public Radio
“There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant,” Willis says. So the buildup of heat on Earth may be on a brief hiatus. “Global warming doesn’t mean every year will be warmer than the last. And it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming.”

This would mean that temperatures have not risen globally since 1998 when El Nino warmed the world.” — BBC News
A minority of scientists question whether this means global warming has peaked and argue the Earth has proved more resilient to greenhouse gases than predicted.

Global Warming May ‘Stop,’ Scientists Say” — UK Telegraph
The IPCC currently does not include in its models actual records of such events as the strength of the Gulf Stream and the El Nino cyclical warming event in the Pacific, which are known to have been behind the warmest year ever recorded in 1998.

If this is global warming then the 1960s must have been a mini ice age!” Charlotte Conservative
The average temperature dropped in the early 1960s more than it rose since 2000 … the South Pole has the greatest Quantity of ice right now, more than anytime in recorded history.

… The upper waters of the ocean have been cooling for the past four years…” — The Korea Times
Now comes news that the upper waters of the ocean have been cooling for the past four years, that average Earth temperatures have been slowly cooling since 1998, that the melting Arctic has been freezing again and that this past winter has been one of the coldest in the Northern Hemisphere on record.

Will Media Expose Global Warming Con Job?” — Science and Public Policy Institute
… Hundreds of highly qualified climatologists and other scientists … have challenged climate prediction models and other assumptions of the IPCC’s reports. While there’s consensus that climates change over time, climatologists are sharply divided over the interactions of the many potential causes. As research emerges, CO2 as a primary warming force becomes harder to defend with hard data.

UPDATE: Nov. 2012

Despite the out-of-context facts mentioned above, there’s more information — and better information — out there. For four years after posting the above entry, I continued to learn and continued to study Global Warming and Climate Change. Now my position has changed:

* Like The Climate, My Position On Climate Change Is Changing (Nov. 20, 2012)
* Climate Change: Asking The Right Questions (Nov. 20, 2012)
* Climate Change: We Are Responsible (Nov. 20, 2012)
* Climate Change: Dissenters And Deniers (Nov. 20, 2012)

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