Monday, May 5, 2008

Natural Cooling To "Hide" Warming......WHAT?????

Have you ever heard such nonsense as reported in the following article? Talk about backpedalling and covering your A$$. Computer modelers who have been predicting "catastrophic" global warming for years, are now saying that there are "natural processes" which may be cooling the Earth's global climate for the next ten years and "masking" or hiding the "true" continued warming being caused by man's burning of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions.

Then with their next breath, the same "scientists" will be asking for more funding. Count on it. If the climate does cool for the next ten years or so, this does not bode well for Al Gore and his global warming disciples.

May 01, 2008
Ocean Cooling to Briefly Halt Global Warming, Researchers Say
Parts of North America and Europe may cool naturally over the next decade, as shifting ocean currents temporarily blunt the global-warming effect caused by mankind, Germany’s Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences said.

Average temperatures in areas such as California and France may drop over the next 10 years, influenced by colder flows in the North Atlantic, said a report today by the institution based in Kiel, Germany. Temperatures worldwide may stabilize in the period.

The study was based on sea-surface temperatures of currents that move heat around the world, and vary from decade to decade. This regional cooling effect may temporarily neutralize the long- term warming phenomenon caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases building up around the earth, said Richard Wood, a research scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre, a U.K. provider of environmental and weather-related services.

“Those natural climate variations could be stronger than the global-warming trend over the next 10-year period,” Wood said in an interview. “Without knowing that, you might erroneously think there’s no global warming going on.” If we don’t experience warming over the next 10 years, it doesn’t mean that greenhouse-gas warming is not with us,’’ Keenlyside said in an interview. “There can be natural fluctuations that may mask climate change in the short term.” Natural variations over the next 10 years might be heading in the cold direction,’’ Wood said. “If you run the model long enough, eventually global warming will win.”

The world will become at least 2.5 degrees Celsius warmer by 2100, compared with the pre-industrial period, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said in March. “We thought a lot about the way to present this because we don’t want it to be turned around in the wrong way,” Keenlyside said. “I hope it doesn’t become a message of Exxon Mobil and other skeptics.”

Icecap Note: Read here why the real causes of climate change are the oceans and the sun. The coincidental parallel change of CO2 and temperatures from the 1890s to the 1930s and again from the 1970s to 1990s does not a correlation make. The correlation was negative from the 1940s to 1970s and the lack of correlation since 1998 suggest CO2 is not the primary driver. See also this document and links from Dr. Tom Segalstad that shows why CO2 greenhouse warming is greatly exaggerated and thus the future warming from the IPCC long term models.


John Nicklin said...

Application of even a small amount of critical thinking would lead one to ask questions about natural vs anthropogenic changes. If "natural" variability is not "masking" the anthropgenic warming, how is it doing so? And how were those same natural changes not enhancing the warming of the past 30 years?

If the anthropogenic effect is so strong that it is changing the world's climate, how is it now taking back-seat to natural forces?

I suppose we can rest assured that sometime in the future, say 20 years from now, warming will happen again and we can be comforted in the fact that it will be our fault. Until then, its just bad sailing for the environmentalists.

John Nicklin said...

Ooops, should read "If "natural" variability is now "masking"

Peter said...

In my opinion there should be an investigation by the FBI, or the SEC, or someone, into the hoax being perpetuated about man-caused global warming.

John Coleman, (a meteorologist and the founder of The Weather Channel)proposes suing Al Gore for fraud.
I don't think we've seen the end of this.

Anonymous said...

John Coleman isn't a meteorologist as he hold no degrees in the field or even a degree in any scientific field for that matter. (To be a meteorologist you have to have the requisite scientific background to qualify.) As for being the "founder of the Weather Channel" that makes him a businessman, not a scientist, just as being a founder of MTV doesn't make one a rock star.

Peter said...

I don't know about John Coleman's academic credentials. Al Gore is far from being any kind of scientist.....except maybe a political scientist, and he seems to have done quite well for himself. That is the point, Al Gore is a fraud and yet many people believe him like he's preaching the gospel.

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