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To: cogitator

“If I had time, I’d dispute all of them, but since I don’t, read this instead, which does it for me:

There are sources of directly measured data that are indicative. The JASON satellite sea level measurements, and the ARGO buoy ocean heat content measurements are two.

Both of them show a nice, consistent cooling trend since 2002.

Then there’s the global sea ice extent, which is right at the baseline at the moment, after dipping quite a bit in 2007.

“Ridiculous. It’s just interannual variability. The last two years have been influenced by a strong La Nina. We may have an El Nino this year. If so, that tune will change in a hurry.”

Last two years? The warmest year on record was 1998! If things are warming, how can that be?

In truth, you’re not giving the solar cycle the weight it deserves. Read about the Dalton and Maunder minimums. And what of the Medieval Warm Period? Ancient SUVs? The current solar minimum is a hundred year level event, and it’s not over yet.

Humans contribute less than .2% (that’s .002 of the total) of greenhouse gasses. That’s in the noise, and no excuse for trillions spent and our future hosed. Global warming is a scam and a sham. I hope the right people are held to account someday. It may be a painful reckoning.

45 posted on 06/27/2009 10:12:40 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: PreciousLiberty
A while back they issued a correction -- the warmest year was in the 1930s (1934 I believe).

It's interesting how many "errors" are made by the side arguing there IS/WAS global warming (e.g., the hottest year, accidently using september data for october). Further, the errors are not random, but always in the direction of favoring the "consensus" theory.

Call me a naive falsificationist, but this has a distinct, and unpleasant, odor about it.

63 posted on 07/02/2009 7:57:17 AM PDT by DrNo ("Facts are stubborn things..." John Adams)
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