The trend continues with no heating since 1998 and a real downward trend in the last few years. We may even have to wait another ten or eleven years before we get more warming.
This year appears set to be the coolest globally this century.
Data from the UK Met Office shows that temperatures in the first half of the year have been more than 0.1 Celsius cooler than any year since 2000.
The principal reason is La Nina, part of the natural cycle that also includes El Nino, which cools the globe.
Earlier this year, one group of researchers suggested that another natural cycle, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, was likely to hold temperatures steady for about the next decade, before reversing direction and allowing a renewed warming.
We can’t believe the weather forecast more than 3 days out and yet we’re supposed to change the economy and the way we live for something that the GW fanatics now predict may begin happening ten years from now? Have you noticed that the problem is ALWAYS ten years out?
So how good are predictions they make for only six months or so out:
Earlier in the year, there were indications that 2008 could see even more ice lost than in the record-breaking melt of 2007.
Currently, the ice appears to be holding together better than a year ago, although scientists are wary as much of it is relatively fragile ice that formed in a single winter.
So not only couldn’t they get it right, the opposite happened. We have GOT to begin demanding some accountability from these people.
You may not realize it, but if you leave the water running when you brush your teeth you could be causing a year’s worth of pain to your roomie.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: With the onset of global warming, now more than ever must we be more environmentally aware and do more to ensure a safer planet for all of us. I believe that making small changes in everyday life can have a great impact on creating a more eco-friendly world. That said, it irritates me to see other people being wasteful and ignorant of how their behavior is so damaging. For example, a roommate used to leave the water running while she brushed her teeth.
I can easily correct my friends and family, but what about people, like my roommate, with whom I am not as close? The incident with her occurred over a year ago, and I still feel guilty for not correcting her behavior. As an environmentalist, I feel I should say something, but is it appropriate? And, if so, how should I say it?
Aren’t you glad your not this numbskull’s friend or family?
Another inconvenient truth.
Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of meteorological information contained in the detailed logs kept by those on board the vessels that established Britain’s great seafaring traditition including those on Nelsons’ Victory and Cook’s Endeavour.
A group of academics and Met Office scientists has unearthed the records dating from the 1600s and examined more than 6,000 logs, which have provided one of the world’s best sources for long-term weather data.
Their studies have raised questions about modern climate change theories. A paper by Dennis Wheeler, a geographer based at Sunderland University, recounts an increasing number of summer storms over Britain in the late 17th century.
Many scientists believe that storms are caused by global warming, but these were came during the so-called Little Ice Age that affected Europe from about 1600 to 1850.
The records also suggest that Europe saw a spell of rapid warming, similar to that experienced today, during the 1730s that must have been caused naturally.
I’m sure we’ll next hear that those captains and admirals were “deniers” and in the pay of the oil companies.