Monday, March 24, 2008

Global Warming: Ended?

See the comment under the "Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate" award entry on Saturday.  The comment mentions an Asutralian article linked on Drudge.  This is an excerpt from the article the comment may be referring to (excerpt from ", and you can find link by searching "global warming" on Drudge):

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 stillwarming?"

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."

This, of course, is merely another case of people catching up with this blog.  I have been telling you exactly the same thing for some time.  The very same type of figures that were relied up for the vague concept of "global warming" (NOT a full fledged "theory" of climate, which makes the attempt to change the term to "climate change" a complete fraud) now show that global warming has STOPPED (indicating it had nothing to do with greenhouse gases in the first place).  In fact, recent entries in this blog have pointed out that temperature tracking data for the last year, ending in February or so, has shown GLOBAL COOLING as to that mythiical "temperature of the earth" relied up for that vague concept of "global warming".

This is a reason I made Fox News Talk a co-winner of last week's Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate for its PROPAGANDA "tips" on what YOU can do about "global warming".  This idea that the debate is "over", just as actual warming of the earth (from whatever cause) has STOPPED, is insane.  It tells you more about the total idiocy of the mainstream media, and the total wimpiness of Republican politicians like John McCain and President Bush, than it does about the climate of the earth.

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