Discussion in 'Environment' started by Sinatra, Apr 12, 2009.
I'd be more than happy if we have another cool summer.
Damn that global warming!
Looks likely. I sure wish Spring was a bitt warmer. I want my .7 degrees C back.
And scientists admitting earth's temperatures have remained stagnant this decade, with a current cooling trend that could very well extend out to a 30-year cooling trend. Of course they also warn that after these 30 years, global warming could be back more than ever. (strike up the doom n gloom music here)
Of particular note are these scientists admitting they really have no clue why the earth has cooled in recent years. Folks, they have never really had a clue - man-made global warming is merely another religion. Al Gore is its savior - Hansen its John-the-Baptist - and the IPCC its version of the Medieval Catholic Church.
Global Warming: On Hold?: Discovery News
Hell even an infidel like myself knows the reasons. We are at a solar minimum. An extended one. So far in 2009 alone there had been 90 days without sunspots. Corresponding with that is the Pacific Decadal Ocillation. That sucker has shifted and is expected to provide us poor souls with 30 years of cooling.
They latch on to any trend and try to make it sound much worse than it is ... as well as try to say it's all caused by the same thing until we get smart to it, then they just change the cause. It's all a ball-n-cup game now.
NASA GISS: Research News: 2008 Was Earth's Coolest Year Since 2000
2008 Was Earth's Coolest Year Since 2000
Left: Annual-mean global-mean anomalies. Right: Global map of surface temperature anomalies for 2008. Click image to enlarge. Credit: NASA GISS
The ten warmest years on record have all occurred between 1997 and 2008.
The GISS analysis found that the global average surface air temperature was 0.44°C (0.79°F) above the global mean for 1951 to 1980, the baseline period for the study. Most of the world was either near normal or warmer in 2008 than the norm. Eurasia, the Arctic, and the Antarctic Peninsula were exceptionally warm (see figures), while much of the Pacific Ocean was cooler than the long-term average.
The relatively low temperature in the tropical Pacific was due to a strong La Niña that existed in the first half of the year, the research team noted. La Niña and El Niño are opposite phases of a natural oscillation of equatorial Pacific Ocean temperatures over several years. La Niña is the cool phase. The warmer El Niño phase typically follows within a year or two of La Niña.
The temperature in the United States in 2008 was not much different than the 1951-1980 mean, which makes it cooler than all the previous years this decade.
Any more false opinions you'd care to share with us?
Now skier you seem a reasonable soul. Would you agree that if you have just climbed Everest to it peak and have just started the descent you are still at some of the highest elevations but descending you are.
If our records were more accurate then that would be completely false ... oh wait .... they are. Archaeologists have shown that there were many "warmest" years long before our records.
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