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Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 27, 2008

Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures
wipes out a century of warming

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. 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.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year’s time. For all four sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

Source: Daily Tech

Commentary

The evidence is mounting from every quarter that the earth is cooling, not warming. I can imagine lefty enviros out protesting Global Warming in the snow in the next few decades, as it piles ever higher around them.

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2 Responses to “Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling”

  1. Gordon Smith said

    “the NASA GISS site referenced above says nothing of the sort about 2007:

    “The year 2007 tied for second warmest in the period of instrumental data, behind the record warmth of 2005, in the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) analysis.”

    A near record warm year and a dramatically colder one, what the heck? Well, January ’08 was cooler than average, that much is true. But somewhere along the way in the D-tech diary, ‘one month’ was replaced with ‘twelve month long drop’ and ‘past year.’ That screw up was then compounded by the diarist erroneously proclaiming it ‘erases a century of global warming.’

    A popular refrain in the mostly glowing comment section that follows is ‘it’s the sun!’ I doubt many of those pointing to the sun bothered to ask an astronomer; but I asked a Bad Astronomer who said:

    “Over the whole sunspot cycle, at most, this would raise the temperature of the Earth on average by 0.2 degrees Celsius, and we are measuring increases much larger than that (not to mention the trend just keeps going up, and doesn’t rise and fall with the sunspot cycle). People who try to tie global warming to the Sun have very little evidence, and what they do have does not come close to explaining the rise in temperature we see on Earth.”

    There are dozens of observatories on earth and in space scrutinizing solar output at every wavelength. There are thousands of scientists all over the world who spend their entire professional lives examining that data. When someone comes along and asks “How come you smart scientists never thought of the sun?” as if they’ve hit on a novel explanation for climate change, the response from the scientific community is little more than laughter.”

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  2. Thunder Pig said

    Are you sure you are looking at the graphs this page?
    I see a trend line dropping ).75 degrees Centigrade from Jan 07 to Jan 08, taking us to a low not seen since a couple of years in the 80’s.

    Couple that together with at least one study indicating solar cycle 24 could be 35% weaker than 23, the next year could very well see a weaker uptick over the next year or so, before falling, perhaps to even lower levels than what we are now seeing.

    I am content enough to note that weak cycles are preceded by long solar cycles, and the weak cycles result in a lower average temperature on the earth…which will be disastrous for agriculture.

    Buy stock in cold weather industries. Stay away from the Sun Tan Lotion Industry, or you’ll loose your shirt!

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