Skip to comments.Global Warming Reversal: Sea Surface Temperatures Plunge to Coldest Temperatures in Six Years.
Posted on 06/08/2007 11:22:45 AM PDT by dangus
As of May, 2007, the temperature at the surface of the Earth's seas reached the coolest have cooled off about .18 degrees since October, 2003. That month had been the warmest even recorded, except for in December, 1997, when an anomalously strong El Nino created the warmest seas ever recorded. Most of the cooling has occurred since November, 2006. The oceans are currently .08 degrees warmer than they were in 1944, following massive de-industrialization caused by war and economic depression, and .7 degrees warmer than they averaged in the first decade of the 20th century, before pollution controls removed particulates from the sky. Particulate pollution creates cloud seeding, and clouds reflect radiation back into space before it can warm the Earth. Scientists debate the extent to which particulate pollution may have offset "greenhouse gas" pollution during the 20th century.
Average Sea Surface temperatures bounce around less than Average low-altitude atmospheric temperatures because the oceans are slower to cool or warm, but also because the oceans are less susceptible to short-term, localized human effects, such as heat islands. Also, because the sea surface is a larger and more uniform surface than land surfaces, short-term weather occurences cause lesser effects.
The following temperatures are readings from the National Climatic Data Center, expressed as deviations from the 20th-century mean.
May, 2007: +.3722
April, 2007: +.4099
November, 2006: +.5166 (cessation of gradual warming trend.)
February, 2001: +.3236 (last time oceans were this cool)
January, 2000: +.2380 (short-term anomaly caused by La Nina effect, after the Super-El-Nino.)
December, 1997: +.5597 (the highest recording ever, a short-term anomaly, the Super-El-Nino.)
December, 1975: -.1814 (bottom of cooling trend, which had created the media hysteria about the "New Ice Age.")
January, 1969: +.2255 (temperature peak prior to the cooling trend of the "new Ice Age.")
Early 1950s: +.1000 (approximate average)
(This is a listing of monthly average Sea Surface Temperatures since 1880, generated by the National Climatic Data Center. It could not be linked to as the Source URL, since FR links must be an http-prefixed URL, rather than an FTP. It is merely a text listing.)
There you go again...using facts instead of politics.
This cooling was predicted, incidentally, by studies which had discovered lower-level cooling.
Oh no! It’s worse than I thought. We’ve gone so far past the tipping point for global warming, that we now have global cooling. Another ice age is coming! Quick, park all the cars, ration gas and electricity, now, before we freeze. </ very heavy sarcasm>
They’ll just say the polar ice cap is melting and dang, that polar ice is cold......cooling the oceans of course.. LOL
So when did facts ever get in the way of the global religion and government taxation and regulations?
So cleaning the air causes global warming. Talk about unintended consequences. But I'm sure that fixing global warming won't have any unintended consequences... /s
At least global Warming lover, Cogitator, has not shown up to parrott al gore.
Whoever is responsible for this heretical data will be ruined..........
You can’t beat facts like this with a hockey stick!
Actually, this is more significant than just trading factoids with the global-warming crowd:
There HAS been global warming. The catch is that the amount has been so infinitessimal that it took until the late 1990s to be able to detect it. There’s been about one degree Farenheit of global warming in the past century. Contributing factors to this warming may include carbon emissions, but also a reduction in cloud cover caused be reducing particulate emissions, natural fluctuations in solar output, and the heat island effect.
Anybody who believes that they have detected global warming is deluded. The effect is 1/7th the effect of urban heat islands, for instance, except that the effect is global instead of local.
The catch is that the left leads people to make outrageous suppositions about the effects of global warming. For instance, they point out that if all the world’s glaciers were to melt, the effect would be that the sea levels would rise 66 feet. Then they scream that the glaciers are melting. Well, to cause that sort of flooding, the Earth’s temperature would have to rise ONE HUNDRED DEGREES for TEN THOUSAND YEARS!!!
Nonetheless, it has been a fact that as harmless as it has been, apparently the Earth has warmed slightly.
Ocean cooling is an unexpected phenomenon of entirely unknown (but safely presumably non-life-threatening) factors.
Climate Change Continues! What’s YOUR footprint?
Must be all that melting ice is cooling things off.
And some people think God has not sense of humor.
I read yesterday, that the Earth’s temperature has dropped .09 degrees since 2001. Doesn’t sound like global warming is heating up very quickly.
I upped my carbon footprint!
“Global Warming Reversal: Sea Surface Temperatures Plunge to Coldest Temperatures in Six Years.”
Further proff of global warming./s