Discussion in 'Environment' started by Sinatra, Jan 5, 2010.
After November's 0.50, December 'only' has a positive anolomy of 0.28.
Note on the graph, if you run that point for December 2009 across to the left, before 1998, only the very highest points equal it.
And you still claim that that represents cooling. Boy, do I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!
I'm not weather expert or a global warming guy but I'm pretty sure that graphs shows an overall upward trend.
I thought I was the only one who saw that.
Remove the volcano-induced downward trend.
Remove the extra strong El-Nino 1998 upward trend.
What you are left with is a stable global temperature history encompassing the roughly 30-year satellite data - of which the beginning of started off with the globe still coming out of the "impending Ice Age" years of the 1970s.
And of course, the most recent temps do indeed show a world cooling down fast.
Let us hope the cooling does not continue for too long.
Frankly, the world could use a bit of a warm up....
Look at the red line from 2003 to 2007. Now if you run that line to the left, again, before 1998, all but the highest points are below that line. Now in 2008, we had a strong and persistant La Nina, and a long solar minimum.
Then 2009 starts out slow, then as the beginnings of an El Nino show up, it takes off. I think that the next red line is going to look like that slope of the line between 1999 and 2002.
Another point, look at the lowest recent point of the red line at 2008. It is above a large majority of the points prior to 1998. And in fact, is above any point reached by the red line until 1997.
Yet you say that represents cooling.
Remove the La Nina line for 2008. Now if you do that, and all the things that you suggested, you get a smoother line with a strong upward trend.
Are people even bothering to really read that graph?
Hint: +1 degree Celsius is WAY up on top, far away from the red line and far, far away from any trend shown there.
The variance is negligible, within 0.4 degrees C either way, when the volcano and the El Nino are removed. The El Nino event pushed us SLIGHTLY OVER a 1 degree Fahrenheit increase, as you can see when you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit.
Where's the 1 degree of global warming we were promised. This graph sure doesn't show anything like that or even trending anywhere near it.
Of course it does, but CON$ live in Bizarro Land.
Here's the satellite data with the trend line included.
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