Friday, June 06, 2008
While as much cooling in 1 years as we had warming in a century should be major news it is quite obviopus that it is not being & will not be reported by our continuously loyal media. However:
All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.
... The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years [I thought this an understatement since the warming over the last century has been described as 0.6C] All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.
Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.
Let's hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat.
I don't know if the media are lying to us because they want to push the warming hobgoblin or because only bad news sells or, as a suspect, much of both but it does make rational politics almost impossible - for which they should acknowledge their responsibility.