Although the political “left”, the United Nations and a variety NGO’s (non governmental organizations) will tell you how dire climate change is getting. They are being proven wrong by science.
On October 13 2012 the dailymail.co.uk published this article Titled: Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it.
“The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
The article also states that Phil Jones (Professor at the University of East Angola, who was in the center of the climategate scandal and forced to step down). Dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.
So lets get this straight. According to Phil Jones, 16 years of warming is enough to prove man made global warming is happening. But 16 years of no warming is too short of a period to draw conclusions that is not happening?
This seems to be a common thread in the alarmist side of the debate. Blind trust in people who have been caught being dishonest. Promoting reports that show man man global warming is happening and getting worse, while stating that creditable science that states the opposite is. Not complete enough to make conclusions on.
Another great example of this in the news lately comes from this abcnews.go.com: Sea Level Rising Toward Washington and Other Cities published Oct. 14 2012
““Once again, we’re ahead of schedule,” says widely respected climate scientist Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University.
Mann tells ABC News that satellite measurements also show that the land may be absorbing at least some of the excess water newly lost from the ice-sheets, but that even if that is true, with the temperature only expected to rise steadily for the coming decades, such absorption by the land would at best only be masking an inevitable jump in sea level rise.
Mann points out that some of the world’s low lying countries, including island nations in the great oceans, are already experiencing the rise of salt water in their groundwater and in the center of some of their fields and a rapidly advancing coastal erosion.”
As many of you may know, Micheal Mann created the infamous and fraudulent “hockey stick graph”. But the alarmist keep on listening to him too. Not to mention the whole premise of the article is a direct contradiction to the above report. The ABC news piece also states:
“How soon could ocean waters be lapping at Thomas Jefferson’s memorial on the edge of the Washington Mall?
City planners in Washington, D.C. — and in most major coastal cities around the world — are asking such questions as sea level rise, which the world’s climate scientists agree is being caused by man made global warming, accelerates.”
Another example came on facebook. The below picture was posted by the head of sustainable Hamilton.
I will usually see picture like this and just let it pass by. But I couldn’t help but to ask about the recent study that shows ice levels in Antarctica are at record breaking highs right now, and a NASA report showing that much of the ice melt off in the north, came because of a massive arctic cyclone. Which can be read about HERE
I was given two links in response. This Gif file of the North pole about the arctic cyclone. And this Story about the Antarctic ice.
“The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say. This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic.
While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record.
Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn’t warming and that scientists are ignoring the southern continent because it’s not convenient. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting what’s happening and why.
Shifts in wind patterns and the giant ozone hole over the Antarctic this time of year — both related to human activity — are probably behind the increase in ice, experts say. This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied.”
Changing wind patterns and a giant hole in the ozone is causing the ice to grow in the south? It is only growing because it is the polar opposite of the north?
This list of absurdities could go on and on. Lets just face it lades and gentleman. This is and has always been a political debate. Not a scientific one. Hence Al Gore’s fear mongering movie being labelled a “political film”. It is far past time to stop listening to those who ignore the facts, lie, and get caught up in fraud scandals!
I think this Vlog from a friend sums it all up quite clearly!