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The Mystery of Global Warming's Missing Heat

What if they gave a meeting on Global Warming, and had to cancel it due to frozen pipes? You just can't make this stuff up . . . well, you could, but you don't have to, as Richard Harris reports for National Public Radio:


Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren't quite understanding what their robots are telling them.

Quite right - if you don't get the results you want, adjust the data.

"There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant," Willis says. So the buildup of heat on Earth may be on a brief hiatus. "Global warming doesn't mean every year will be warmer than the last. And it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming."

Gee, periods of warmer or cooler temperatures, at differing rates of change, seemingly unpredictable . . . in my youth, we called it "the weather."

Read the whole article at the link above. It's hilarious - until you realize these people are serious.


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Comments (12)

"Josh Willis at NASA's Jet ... (Below threshold)
iurockhead:

"Josh Willis at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says the oceans are what really matter when it comes to global warming."

Exactly. Ocean temperatures are "smoothed" global temps, because the oceans heat and cool much more slowly than the air. They show the longer-term trend, without the short-term variation and location bias seen at individual surface locations. And they are cooling. Coincident with the sharp decrease in solar magnetic activity compared to the last 100 years. The connection between solar activity and climate has been made ad nauseum, most rectly in the book, "The Chilling Stars,", by Henrick Svensmark and Nigel Caulder. Whoda thunk it, the sun might actually control our climate. Wow.

Yes! It's the data that cou... (Below threshold)
Bill Duffy:

Yes! It's the data that counts. Not some preconceived notion that we the people are causing some made-up story of boiling ice causing melting water to float the world away. Al invented this too. just like the internet. Hopefully this data and the coming together of diverse opinions will make us stop and take another real close look at what is really happening? We need a great pause and a reching of the data. Not some mystic peddeling a myth.

So can we call the rise in ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

So can we call the rise in temps from 1970 - 1998 "a period of less rapid cooling" that we saw from 1940 - 1970 ...

"And it may be that we are ... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

"And it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming"

Liberals don't understand spending either. When they ask for a 15% increase in the funding of something, and they only get a 5% increase, they cry about "spending cuts."

I like how a "slight coolin... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

I like how a "slight cooling" is re-defined as "less rapid warming". That's like saying running backwards is "less forward motion".

It's not "less" it's the exact opposite.

Global warming is all about hot air.

"I like how a "slight co... (Below threshold)

"I like how a "slight cooling" is re-defined as "less rapid warming". That's like saying running backwards is "less forward motion"."

lol!

How can this article be, Al... (Below threshold)
Craig:

How can this article be, Al Gore said the science is settled? After reading the article it sounds like they don't have a freakin clue of what they are talking about. But hey we should run our economy into the ground based on what they think, right?

I changed it to "Climate C... (Below threshold)
Al Gore:

I changed it to "Climate Change" for a reason, this covers any weather differences and they are all caused by man.
I think I will have to call this new thing "Negative Warming"

The Earth HAS to be warming... (Below threshold)
David:

The Earth HAS to be warming, 'cause if it isn't my government funding is in the crapper.

I enjoyed how the scientist... (Below threshold)

I enjoyed how the scientist admitted they don't know what is going on at the end of the article. We have been listening to scientist after scientist scream about global warming for years and years, but they also repeatedly admit they don't understand all the complexities behind our climate.

Sounds like local weatherman guess work to me.

Lying democrats exposed aga... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Lying democrats exposed again. LOVE IT!!!

Global warming is a large a... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Global warming is a large amount of HOT AIR comming from AL GORE and the green-freaks SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK




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