Skip to comments.Global Temperature Is Dropping, Not Rising
Posted on 07/14/2009 11:05:02 AM PDT by Signalman
Environmental doomsayers may still be claiming that we must radically reduce carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent catastrophic global warming, but they cling to that position despite the fact that the warming theyve been forecasting has not occurred. In fact, the average global temperature has gone down, not up, in recent years.
The graph at this link from icecap.us shows that the average global temperature has been dropping since at least 2002, even though the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has been increasing.
A graph based on satellite temperature readings can be found at the appropriately named algorelied website. Here the data is put into a 30-year perspective. Markers indicate that the temperature has decreased by 0.74°F (0.39°C) since January 24, 2006. The significance of that date? Thats when Al Gores sci-fi-thriller An Inconvenient Truth was released at the Sundance Film Festival. The data showing this cooling trend was taken from thousands of satellite measurements encompassing the entire lower atmosphere of the Earth with an accuracy of 0.01°C. The satellite data is far more accurate than surface temperature measurements, which are limited to the 28 percent of the planet not covered by oceans. (Even in the United States, where one would expect the surface temperature measurements to be more accurate than elsewhere, a recent survey found that only 11 percent of the monitoring stations meet the National Weather Services siting requirements.
If we were to extrapolate the change in temperature in the last 42 months since Gores movie debut to the year 2100, we would forecast a decrease of 19.9°F (8.8°C) temperatures not seen since the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago. Is such an extrapolation reliable? Of course not! But thats the kind of extrapolation game global-warming alarmists like to play.
Still another look at global temperatures and alarmist predictions comes from EPA analyst Alan Carlin, who shows graphically in a March 2009 report (pdf) how IPCC temperature projections and reality diverge. Carlins graph is located on page four of his report. As he explains on the following page, the red, purple, and orange lines on his graph show IPCC temperature predictions assuming different emission scenarios; the yellow line shows what the IPCC claims would happen if the CO2 concentration were to remain the same; and the blue and green lines show the actual temperature records based on ground and satellite readings respectively. The blue and green lines the lines reflecting the actual temperature records are the only lines dropping instead of climbing on Carlins graph. In fact, the actual global temperature has fallen by 0.3°C in just the last three years according to the satellite data.
The EPA document also notes that the actual data conflict with the theory that CO2 causes temperature to rise:
Whats really rather remarkable, is that since 2000, the rates at which CO2 emissions and concentrations are increasing have accelerated. According to Canadell et al. (2008), fossil fuel and cement emissions increased by 3.3 percent per year during 2000-2006, compared to 1.3 percent per year in the 1990s. Similarly, atmospheric CO2 concentrations increased by 1.93 parts per million per year during 2000-2006, compared to 1.58 ppm in the 1990s. And yet, despite accelerating emission rates and concentrations, there's been no net warming in the 21st century, and more accurately, a decline.
And finally some climate tid-bits from the Climate Depot that keeps up with such things:
Cape Cod farmers lose crops due to June that felt more like April
NYC has coolest June since 1958
Another new low temperature at Bryce Canyon: June 6th, 20oF. Record had been 27oF set in 1951
Every day in June was below normal in Los Angeles since temperature records began in 1944.
Why dont global-warming alarmists address the issue of the recent decline in global temperatures? It raises questions about their real agenda, does it no
Great, that problem’s solved.
Now we can drill, right?
sssssshhhh! It’s settled science.
It’s global cooling....no wait, it’s global warming...no wait, it’s global cooling...
Back in the early part of this decade, as the Glow Bull Warming hype was heating up (no pun intended), Dr. Sally Baliunas acknowledged that of the 11 major gases that comprise our atmosphere, we understand fewer how fewer than half of them affect climate.
IWO, the war on CO2 is mostly just gas!
This has been a great summer so far. Glad I don’t have to buy the kids a pool this year.
It’ll be curious how the global warmers find the solution to global cooling. They can’t readily associate the carbon issue back over to global cooling because they’ve already dismissed most of the science that would have at least been a fairy-tale answer to this.
If glaciers start a massive gain...then their entire agenda is likely fall apart. Al might have something to finally worry about. The question is...can he write another great science wonder and win the Nobel Peace Prize for global cooling?
Pesky things, facts are.
No AC’s put in yet here (North Shore MA).
Rest of week looks high 70’s and low humidity.
With the alleged fall of communism (actually, they just swapped their uniforms for blue suits, tucked their pistols into their waistbands and changed their names — and darned if one didn’t move into the White House!), the Globull Elite needed a new BOOGEYMAN with which to frighten and control the dumb masses (say it fast for maximum effect): THE ECOLOGY and MAN CAUSED GLOBULL WARMING GOT THE NOD!
Oh yeah, I forgot the cool part about picking the pockets of the wealthier nations to enrich some of them and their leading drum major, Algore while bleeding the nasty old United States white. (PAGING ALGORE PAGING ALGORE log into your dozen bank accounts ASAP. They are WAAAYYYY over the FDIC insurance limit! Username reminder: FREAKING_PHONEY/Password reminder: Village_idiot)
The elitists ultimate goal in this man-caused GLOBULL WARMING HYSTERIA is to level the nasty old U.S. with the Turd World despotisms with which we are to be merged into their New World Odor (misspelling intentional) where TADA (trumpet fanfare here!), the GLOBULL ELITES will BE IN CHARGE.
And to reinforce the point, old Algore ripping a page from the Joe Biden Foot in Mouth playbook or, in the alternative, displaying a level of brazenness reflective of the ignorance and apathy among the elitists soon to be serfs/slaves (thatd be the rest of us) — recently offered that Cap and Trade would be the final step in destroying any remaining American sovereignty and haul us once and for all into his longed for global governance.
If youre happy and you know it CLANK YOUR CHAINS
Here in northern West Virginia they are calling for a possible record low temperature tonight in the upper 40s.
For the first two weeks of July our daily average has averaged 5 degrees below normal. I know, I know, it’s Climate Change.
The winter cover is still on my A/C. It’s mid-July. At this rate, Fall will be here and I’ll just leave the A/C compressor covered year-round.
(in my best Ed McMahon)
You! are correct sir!
He was ridiculing those who don't buy into the global warming scam the other day.
Well it is supposed to get up to 84 today in Eugene. It's currently about 69 @ 12:30
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