Global Warming Takes a Break

From BBC News:

But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

It turns out that the oceans have a lot to do with worldwide temperatures.  The article goes on:

For much of the 1980s and 1990s, it was in a positive cycle, that means warmer than average. And observations have revealed that global temperatures were warm too.

But in the last few years it has been losing its warmth and has recently started to cool down.

These cycles in the past have lasted for nearly 30 years.

So could global temperatures follow? The global cooling from 1945 to 1977 coincided with one of these cold Pacific cycles.

Professor Easterbrook says: “The PDO cool mode has replaced the warm mode in the Pacific Ocean, virtually assuring us of about 30 years of global cooling.”

Professor Easterbrook of Western Washington University doesn’t include himself among the global warming “sceptics”.  He believes that overall global temperature is rising, but that periods of cooling will be included in the process.  Some (these folks would be among the “sceptics” the article references) also believe  that the sun has far more influence on temperatures than what global warming advocates claim.  I’ll let everyone read the article and decide where they come down on the issue.  It is a pretty concise look at some issues affecting the climate, and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Personally, I’m skeptical.  At the least, I’d like to know a lot more about so called climate change before committing vast resources toward fighting the battle.  What’s most worrisome is that many advocates of action against carbon emmissions approach the topic with a religious vigor.  It’s as if we must fast forward through the exploration and debate process, because Al Gore put out a movie predicting dire consequences.  I mean, Gore won’t even publicly debate any of these “sceptics.”  The truth remains that some – Gore included –  are making money off of global warming, and some (i.e. PG&E) stand to receive a ton of subsidies if draconian “cap and trade” policies are established.

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3 Responses to “Global Warming Takes a Break”

  1. Waiting for my “carbon credit” card in the mail from the Al Gore bank. It snowed in my area of Wisconsin today. Exactly 100 years ago it snowed today in Northern Wisconsin. Not sure how long I can wait for Global Warming, so I’m splitting more firewood to keep my roaring fire going.

    • The notion that the “global warming debate is settled,” and we need to act now to curb carbon emissions seems to look more ridiculous by the day. What agitates me most is that the climate change contingent is willing to turn the economy – which includes individuals and families – upside down in order to fight something that A) may not exist or B) may be out of our control as humans if global warming is happening.

  2. […] the utilization government to redistribute wealth in the name of “global warming.”  As I’ve stated before, the “climate change” push has become more of religious movement than a scientific […]

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