Saturday, June 10, 2006

Global Warming Came and Went

Don't tell all those environmental groups lobbying for more of our money to study it though. They are still out there push and shoving, hooting and hollering. They don't want to be inconvenienced with the facts. I found this great article that does a fine job of explaining the facts and correlating the historical evidence. Now I know all you die hard GW lovers will turn around and point to your guy, but let's be honest the facts don't stack up to all the hoopla.

Did Global Warming Stop In 1998?
Tuesday May 23, 2006
Dennis Avery
Did global warming stop in 1998?
The official thermometers at the U.S. National Climate Data Center show a slight global cooling trend over the last seven years, from 1998 to 2005.
Actually, global warming is likely to continue—but the interruption of the recent strong warming trend sharply undercuts the argument that our global warming is an urgent, man-made emergency. The seven-year decline makes our warming look much more like the moderate, erratic warming to be expected when the planet naturally shifts from a Little Ice Age (1300-1850 AD) to a centuries-long warm phase like the Medieval Warming (950-1300 AD) or the Roman Warming (200 BC- 600 AD).
The stutter in the temperature rise should rein in some of the more apoplectic cries of panic over man-made greenhouse emissions. The strong 28-year upward trend of 1970-1998 has apparently ended.
Fred Singer, a well-known skeptic on man-made warming, points out that the latest cooling trend is dictated primarily by a very warm El Nino year in 1998. "When you start your graph with 1998," he says, "you will necessarily get a cooling trend."
Bob Carter, a paleoclimatologist from Australia, notes that the earth also had strong global warming between 1918 and 1940. Then there was a long cooling period from 1940 to 1965. He points out that the current warming started 50 years before cars and industries began spewing consequential amounts of CO2. Then the planet cooled for 35 years just after the CO2 levels really began to surge. In fact, says Carter, there doesn't seem to be much correlation between temperatures and man-made CO2.

Please read the rest of the article here.

Some excellent additional reading can be found here. The new Al Gore movie could use a little debunking as well. Seems there are several things Al has neglected to mention.


Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Well, lets see... the 'Little Ice Age' stopped sometime in the 19th century, although Krakatoa's influence still moderated temperatures into the 20th...

Can I have another 10,000 years of time to work on this? Mankind doesn't seem to make much of a difference in this area compared to Sol and Earth. Need lots of data to learn about miniscule trends caused by man. A century just doesn't do it for me.

4:42 PM, June 22, 2006  

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