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an UPDATE on the Desk's Prediction

posted 24 March 2008

      Things are looking better all the time for the Desk's prediction about the Global Warming Hype and Hysteria.

      The following three are just from the last week or so. If you look, you'll find several more. (usually not from US media!)

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NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe
March 13, 2008

"The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. In terms of winter precipitation, Pacific storms, bringing heavy precipitation to large parts of the West, produced high snowpack that will provide welcome runoff this spring."


Perhaps the climate change models are wrong
Monday, March 24, 2008
  When they were first deployed in 2003, the Argos were hailed for their ability to collect information on ocean conditions more precisely, at more places and greater depths and in more conditions than ever before. No longer would scientists have to rely on measurements mostly at the surface from older scientific buoys or inconsistent shipboard monitors.
  So why are some scientists now beginning to question the buoys' findings? Because in five years, the little blighters have failed to detect any global warming. They are not reinforcing the scientific orthodoxy of the day, namely that man is causing the planet to warm dangerously. They are not proving the predetermined conclusions of their human masters. Therefore they, and not their masters' hypotheses, must be wrong.
  In fact, "there has been a very slight cooling," according to a U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interview with Josh Willis at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a scientist who keeps close watch on the Argo findings.


CATASTROPHIC predictions of global warming usually conjure with the notion of a tipping point, a point of no return.
March 22, 2008

  Last Monday - on ABC Radio National, of all places - there was a tipping point of a different kind in the debate on climate change. It was a remarkable interview involving the co-host of Counterpoint, Michael Duffy and Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of Melbourne-based think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Anyone in public life who takes a position on the greenhouse gas hypothesis will ignore it at their peril.
  Duffy asked Marohasy: "Is the Earth still warming?"
  She replied: "No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you'd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years."
  Duffy: "Is this a matter of any controversy?"
  Marohasy: "Actually, no. The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has actually acknowledged it. He talks about the apparent plateau in temperatures so far this century. So he recognises that in this century, over the past eight years, temperatures have plateaued ... This is not what you'd expect, as I said, because if carbon dioxide is driving temperature then you'd expect that, given carbon dioxide levels have been continuing to increase, temperatures should be going up ... So (it's) very unexpected, not something that's being discussed. It should be being discussed, though, because it's very significant."

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Desk's prediction about the Global Warming Hype and Hysteria.

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[NOTE: The Desk says that- Yes, the climate is warming. It has been since the end of the last Ice Age. How much of an effect on it does the activities of mankind have? Negligible to minor if any at all. Should Americans turn their entire lifestyle upside down to combat it? No. Should we take reasonable precautions and make some effort to minimize waste and abuse of Nature. Yes, of course.
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