Monday, April 10, 2006

Scientist says: Global Warming Ended in 1998

This article should be the debate ender on global warming. It won't be, because too many people have too much at stake. But according to a leading climate center that is used by the folks who claim that we are all going to drown next week in salt water, there hasn't been any change up or down in eight long years. Not enough time to draw any conclusions? That would be a good argument I suppose, until you start looking at the data being relied upon by the sky-is-falling crowd.

In response to these facts, a global warming devotee will chuckle and say "how silly to judge climate change over such a short period". Yet in the next breath, the same person will assure you that the 28-year-long period of warming which occurred between 1970 and 1998 constitutes a dangerous (and man-made) warming. Tosh. Our devotee will also pass by the curious additional facts that a period of similar warming occurred between 1918 and 1940, well prior to the greatest phase of world industrialisation, and that cooling occurred between 1940 and 1965, at precisely the time that human emissions were increasing at their greatest rate.

I would also suggest that while 80% of the population believes there is global warming, and a similar number think man is contributing, no one is taking action to avert its effect on themselves, personally. No one is moving inland. No one is stocking up on supplies that might be scarce were the temperature to go up. No one is even giving suggested great plays on stocks that will benefit from the actual global warming, only those who will benefit from the threat.

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