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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Last Nail In the Coffin of Global Warming?

Don't bet on it, too many powerful people have too much invested in global warming to give it up.

The Mail reports:

The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.

The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.

Meanwhile, leading climate scientists yesterday told The Mail on Sunday that, after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food.
Read the whole thing here

Oh yeah! Those lads at East Anglia [the ones who forged the "scientific consensus" on global warming] now have another crisis to sell you -- a second "little ice age". And of course NASA and various American universities are chiming in. After all, there's all that grant money to be had for future research into the phenomenon.

As I have argued time and again, constructing public policy on the recommendations of scientific authority is to build on shifting sand. Another strong reason for rejecting the technocratic model.

Hat tip to the Military Dad.

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