Monday, October 20, 2008

Global Temps Fall, Global Warming Skeptics Rise

They are hard to find and they are few in number, but they are out there and their numbers are growing. What are they? They are Global Warming skeptics and articles debunking the Fried Earth Theory. And why is that happening? Well, it's because the measured temperatures around the planet are falling. The terrestrial temps are cooling to such a degree that all the warming that has been registered over the past 30 years have disappeared, like all of my 401K earnings for the past two years. Gone. Just...gone.

Lorne Gunter, National Post, writes today
that areas of southern Brazil were recording one of their latest winter snowfalls ever and entering what turned out to be their coldest September in a century, Brazilian meteorologist Eugenio Hackbart explained that extreme cold or snowfall events in his country have always been tied to "a negative PDO" or Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Positive PDOs -- El Ninos -- produce above-average temperatures in South America while negative ones -- La Ninas -- produce below average ones.

Dr. Hackbart also pointed out that periods of solar inactivity known as "solar minimums" magnify cold spells on his continent. So, given that August was the first month since 1913 in which no sunspot activity was recorded -- none -- and during which solar winds were at a 50-year low, he was not surprised that Brazilians were suffering (for them) a brutal cold snap. "This is no coincidence," he said as he scoffed at the notion that manmade carbon emissions had more impact than the sun and oceans on global climate. See: Global Warming, Solar Radiation Linked Say NASA Eggheads

Don Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University, says, "It's practically a slam dunk that we are in for about 30 years of global cooling," as the sun enters a particularly inactive phase. His examination of warming and cooling trends over the past four centuries shows an "almost exact correlation" between climate fluctuations and solar energy received on Earth, while showing almost "no correlation at all with CO2."

An analytical chemist who works in spectroscopy and atmospheric sensing, Michael J. Myers of Hilton Head, S. C., declared, "Man-made global warming is junk science," explaining that worldwide manmade CO2 emission each year "equals about 0.0168% of the atmosphere's CO2 concentration ... This results in a 0.00064% increase in the absorption of the sun's radiation. This is an insignificantly small number." See: Dr. Allegre Non Troppo

For nearly 30 years, Professor Christy [weather-satellite scientists John Christy University of Alabama at Huntsville and David Douglass of the University of Rochester] has been in charge of NASA's eight weather satellites that take more than 300,000 temperature readings daily around the globe. In a paper co-written with Dr. Douglass, he concludes that while manmade emissions may be having a slight impact, "variations in global temperatures since 1978 ... cannot be attributed to carbon dioxide."

Moreover, while the chart ... was not produced by Douglass and Christy, it was produced using their data and it clearly shows that in the past four years -- the period corresponding to reduced solar activity -- all of the rise in global temperatures since 1979 has disappeared.

It may be that more global warming doubters are surfacing because there just isn't any global warming.
Are we headed for the Day After Tomorrow? Yes, but not in a bad movie kind of way. The day after tomorrow is only another Wednesday. Nothing to fear there. All it means is that once again mothers will be telling their kids to dress warmly before going out.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go dig out my sweaters from wherever I put them several years ago when it was too warm for such things.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Mike H. said...

No, No, No, No, Dr. James Hanson (the Granddaddy of Glowball Warming™) will have you prosecuted for Glowball™ denying.

I hope that you can live with yourself when all your plants die from lack of rain because of the heat! ;)

Anonymous said...

I hope that the first one to go is my eggplant that I named Big Al. Don

Indigo Red said...

I have cactus.

Indigo Red said...

Save the zucchini, Don!


Mike H. said...

This is starting to get into the realm of believability. Do you realize that zucchini has done more to stop car theft than any other program?

Indigo Red said...

Oh, I gotta hear this, Mike!

Anonymous said...

I'll probably regret this but come on Mike tell us. Don

Mike H. said...

Ok, the custom up here is to throw a zucchini in an unlocked car so that you can get rid of the excess. So come harvest everyone starts locking their cars which puts the car thieves into an economic depression.

Things start looking up around Christmas when the zucchinis are gone.

Any questions or are you all out looking for unlocked cars?

Indigo Red said...

Damn! That's a good one, Mike. Wish we'd thought of that when I was a kid. Maybe I wouldn't have had to eat so many zucs.

Wonder many of those with windows down were also out depositting zucchini in other cars?

Mike's America said...

This article is another gold mine of information.

I'm so swamped with the day by day politics that I haven't had time to post it myself.

Indigo Red said...

Canada's National Post consistantly has excellent articles on the GW question.

Gayle said...

We're getting cold here too. The only thing we have left in our garden is Okra. Since I hate Okra and never eat it (we sell it) it's no big loss. :)

Indigo Red said...


Let it freeze, Gayle, let it freeze!