Skip to comments.Temperature Monitors Report Global Cooling
Posted on 02/26/2008 11:28:32 AM PST by crusty old prospector
A twelve-month long drop in world temperatures erases global warming
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on. No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.
Meteorologist Anthony Watts compiled the results of all the sources. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year time. For all sources, it's the single fastest temperature change every recorded, either up or down.
Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.
Let's hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans -- and most of the crops and animals we depend on -- prefer a temperature closer to 70.
Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.
I wish people would stop posting these articles. Everyone knows that global cooling is a direct result of global warming? We must ratify Kyoto now before its too late!
If the janitor turns up the thermostat on the heating system by a couple of degrees, I'm sure this global cooling crisis will come to an abrupt end.
You’re right! It is going to be -30 this weekend and that is a direct result of being +30 last weekend. No doubt about it. Earth in the Balance!
I guess God didn’t get the memo from Al Bore...LOL
You're a part of weather history!..........
I wonder when we will see the “Aspen of Iraq” open up for some fresh powder runs.
Al Gore must be deeply saddened.
Right after the Turks pull out of the mountains?.............
I suspect the world’s monitoring stations are rotting, and in desperate need of painting. Immediately. With flat black paint.
Unfortunately, we all are going to be paying more for this year’s global cooling. Natural gas prices have risen from $7.00 to over $9.00 MCFG over the past month. With Obamination leading the way, I see socialized energy right after medicine.
Blame it on global warming.
Well thats what you get with global warming, variability
(that is an actual moonbat quote~!)
Oops. Forgot about that minor technicailty. Maybe they will want to run the lifts.
No, that is what you get with women. With weather, you get chaos.