The Corner asks, has Global Warming stopped? Good question. If one is to look at the data over the past 10 years, it is hard to argue that there is global warming.
In fact, it’s more complicated than that. If we had no warming over the past ten years (true) and lots more CO2 in the air (true) but also a huge increase in volcanic activity (not true, but posited as an illustration), this would not be evidence that AGW theory was untrue, because the models used to predict warming would have called for no warming because all the particulate matter thrown up by the volcanoes should offset the effect of the CO2. So what we are really looking for is the degree of divergence between the predictions of the models used as the basis for long-run warming predictions versus actual temperatures, in order to falsify or corroborate the operational theory …
The Astute Blogger provides two charts, since the global warming folks and Al Gore love their charts, that show there has been no warming over the past 10 years. The premise is a simple one. If atmospheric man made CO2 has increased steadily over the past 10 years and global temperatures have not … where is the global warming and how is man responsible?
Even Al Gore’s Nashville, TN has experienced the coolest July 21 in history. Maybe Al was away that day and not doing any global warming speeches emitting his hot air and CO2 into the atmosphere. Also, maybe Al Gore turned his lights off that day, as he certainty did not for Earth Day 2009.
When the temperature at the National Weather Service station dipped to 58 degrees at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, it wiped out the previous record low for the date of 60 degrees, which was set in 1877.
So if “man” is creating global warming with CO2 emissions, why is NYC on track for the second coolest July on record?
WITH AN AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 71.6…CURRENTLY RUNNING 4.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL…THIS JULY IS ON TRACK FOR THE 2ND COOLEST ON RECORD. BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES HAVE OCCURRED ON 22 OUT OF 24 DAYS…WITH THE OTHER TWO DAYS BEING NORMAL. THERE HAVE BEEN ZERO ABOVE NORMAL DAYS.
However, if one asks the global warming LEFT, you are an idiot and a moron for thinking other than the scientific facts. Because let us not get science and letting the people know the facts about temperatures get in the way. Maybe this is the reason why more and more people think that “global warming” is exaggerated. A January 2009 Rasmussen poll showed that 44% of people say global warming is due to planetary trends, not people.
With temperatures going down over the past 10 years and Obama pushing “cap & trade” during a recession is it any wonder why 56% of Americans say they will not pay more taxes to fight Global Warming.