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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Back To the Drawing Boards

So it's Earth Day! Big Whoop! Anyway, since a lot of people seem to be paying attention to it, I should point out that things aren't going the way the Goracle crowd assured us they were. According to Fat Albert and the IPCC stooges, we are in a period of rapid and extreme global warming. But, as the Australian reports:
Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously.

All four agencies that track Earth's temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.

There is also plenty of anecdotal evidence that 2007 was exceptionally cold. It snowed in Baghdad for the first time in centuries, the winter in China was simply terrible and the extent of Antarctic sea ice in the austral winter was the greatest on record since James Cook discovered the place in 1770.

Read it here.

This might be disturbing news to the true believers, but undeterred by inconvenient contrary truths, they simply start prattling on about "climate change".