According to this Telegraph article, it would seem that 2008 was the year the man-made global warming was finally disproved. Here are the three reasons the author gives for the deniers’ victory:
First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.
Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a “scientific consensus” in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world’s most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that “consensus” which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.
Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world. As we saw in this month’s Poznan conference, when 10,000 politicians, officials and “environmentalists” gathered to plan next year’s “son of Kyoto” treaty in Copenhagen, panicking politicians are waking up to the fact that the world can no longer afford all those quixotic schemes for “combating climate change” with which they were so happy to indulge themselves in more comfortable times.
Hat Tip Drudge
Today, The Australian attacked its fellow media brethren, particularly ABC, for continually promoting gobal warming alarmism even in the face of mounting global cooling facts.
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Well it looks like Global Cooling is gaining ground in the MSM.
Read HotAir’s article on this
TITLE CORRECTION: Never blog while watching TV. Typos will be frequent.
Dennis T. Avery, author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, wrote an article a couple days ago in the Canada Free Press pointing out that Alaska’s glaciers are actually growing due to colder, sunspot related temperatures.
Alaska’s glaciers grew this year, after shrinking for most of the last 200 years. The reason? Global temperatures dropped over the past 18 months. The global mean annual temperature has been declining recently because the solar wind thrown out by the sun has retreated to its smallest extent in at least 50 years. This temperature downturn was not predicted by the global computer models, but had been predicted by the sunspot index since 2000.
The solar wind normally protects the earth from 90 percent of the high-energy cosmic rays that flash constantly through the universe. Henrik Svensmark at the Danish Space Research Institute has demonstrated that when more cosmic rays hit the earth, they create more of the low, wet clouds that deflect heat back into outer space. Thus the earth’s recent cooling.
Unusually large amounts of Alaskan snow last winter were followed by unusually chilly temperatures there this summer. “In general, the weather this summer was the worst I have seen in at least 20 years,” says Bruce Molnia of the U.S. Geological Survey, and author of The Glaciers of Alaska. “It’s been a long time on most glaciers where they’ve actually had positive mass balance (added thickness).”
Hmm…you see that? The temperature models didn’t predict this downturn in temperature but the sunspot had it right since 2000.
Lawrence Solomon, the author of The Deniers, points to the decrease in solar activity as yet another sign that we are heading towards a period of global cooling.
In yet another sign that the Earth could be heading in to a period of global cooling, NASA reports that the solar wind is now at a 50-year low, the lowest that NASA has seen. This change in solar activity, which began to occur about a decade ago, coincides with the end of the climb in global temperatures that had been underway for decades.
As a result of the diminished solar wind, cosmic rays are entering the Earth’s atmosphere in greater number. Research at the Danish National Space Institute shows that cosmic rays increase cloud cover on Earth, and that this cloud cover can have a cooling effect. Does this help explain why global temperatures plateaued a decade ago, and why they are now decreasing? Stay tuned!
Yes, I for one will definitely stay tuned and you should as well.
As you may have well heard, sunspot activity is almost nonexistent at the moment. These spots, along with the sun’s overall activity, have been attributed to having one of the strongest affects on earth’s climate. A lack of sunspots is often associated with colder periods and oftentimes, Ice Ages.
What this all means for our current Global Warming debate is this period of solar inactivity will allow us to observe the temperature changes while closely observing the sun’s involvment.
The Ulysses solar probe reports a 13% drop in temperature, a 20% drop in density, and a 30% drop-off in the sun`s magnetic field, marking this as the weakest period of solar wind on record (records go back to the 1960`s).
What does this mean? The Heliosphere is thinning, and thus will block fewer cosmic rays. Heinrick Svensmark theorizes that an increase in cosmic rays reaching the Earth will drive cloud formation, increase the planet`s albedo, thus cooling it.
This will allow us to see if we are really in the throes of Anthropogenic Global Warming; if temperatures rise (and they haven`t since 1998) then factors other than solar activity are driving climate trends, if not then the greenhouse gas theory is falsified.
If it gets colder during this period of low sunspot doesn’t necessarily mean that the debate will be over. It will just lend more credence to those of us who believe Global Warming is more of a natural occurrence. The anthropological global warming people will just say that it would have gotten a lot colder if our greenhouse gases weren’t there. I can’t wait to see that day because, depending on how cold it gets, environmentalists will basically have to admit that our CO2 saved us from colder conditions in order to keep up their CO2 climate change ruse.
Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner is unarguably considered a denier but is lending his voice to the growing number of dissenters who are predicting that Global Cooling is right around the corner.
This brave, against-the-grain prognostication that the Earth’s average temperature could be actually starting to decrease comes from agricultural meteorologist Drew Lerner, who in circles of the global warming in-crowd is known as a “denier.”
Apparently this is because his opinion is based on a well-grounded theory that global warming and cooling are largely affected by factors such as solar radiation, Arctic winds, water vapor and the El Niño/La Niña phenomena, and less by the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Lerner bases his cooling forecast on cycles of the sun — the single driving force for the entire energy equation on the planet. How much energy we receive from the sun determines how warm or cold temperatures are in the oceans and polar regions, which in turn affects climate.
The amount of energy emitted by the sun started a downward cycle around 1983, according to Lerner. If information Lerner has gathered is correct, there is evidence that a decline in the sun’s energy will correlate to a decline in Earth’s temperatures within 25 to 30 years. If it’s 25 years, the cooling off process should be starting this year and will continue over the next 10 to 15 years. His theory is that it will take a few years before the cooling is uniform throughout the atmosphere. “We could start seeing actual cooler temperatures in 2013 and beyond.”
Here’s a great article that points the increasing evidence against global warming and the mounting evidence in favor of a cooling world.
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Dr. Don Easterbrook is predicting that for the next 30 years we will experience a global cooling. This all will be caused by, according to Easterbrook, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation Shift.
Addressing the Washington Policymakers in Seattle, WA, Dr. Don Easterbrook said that shifting of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) from its warm mode to its cool mode virtually assures global cooling for the next 25-30 years and means that the global warming of the past 30 years is over.
The announcement by NASA that the (PDO) had shifted from its warm mode to its cool mode is right on schedule as predicted by past climate and PDO changes (Easterbrook, 2001, 2006, 2007) and is not an oddity superimposed upon and masking the predicted severe warming by the IPCC. This has significant implications for the future and indicates that the IPCC climate models were wrong in their prediction of global temperatures soaring 1F per decade for the rest of the century.
Read the rest of the article for some great images and graphs of how the Pacific Decadal Oscillation correlates with previous warmings and coolings.
More and more scientist seem to be agreeing that the age of “Global Warming” has now ended and a new cooler age will begin. Take a look:
Meteorologist Anthony Watts says that the total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65 C up to 0.75 C, a value large enough, he says, to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years.
In a news conference held in Orlando, Fla., John L. Casey, director of the Space and Science Research Center, issued a landmark declaration on climate change.
“In an opinion echoed by many scientists around the world, the Space and Science Research Center (SSRC), today declares that the world’s climate warming of the past decades has now come to an end. A new climate era has already started that is bringing predominantly colder global temperatures for many years into the future.
“In some years this new climate will create dangerously cold weather with significant ill-effects worldwide. Global warming is over — a new cold climate has begun.”
The party’s over…