Over a year go, I wrote a flippant post about global warming and the lack of hurricanes. Too often my sarcasm hides my points instead of illuminating them. With that being said, trying not to be sarcastic or flippant, What do the supports of global warming do with this: Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling.
From the article (my emphasis):
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 most of 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.
Not to pick on Cineaste, but he is the most ardent defender of the the theory of man-made global warming. Here are some things he said in the last debate.
Look at the global picture of average temperature and you won’t be able to deny that it’s increasing.
But I can verify what I think is true and you can’t verify what you think is true. You reject the facts of global warming why? WISHFUL THINKING: because you have provided no data indicating that global temperature is stable, cooling or that it is just a temporary trend like the middle ages. It’s wishful thinking that what is happening is temporary, you don’t actually know and you have nothing to back it up. The scientific information we have overwhelmingly corroborates with man made global warming.
This current data seems to indicate that there is more in play than simply man’s activity causing the temperature to increase. Even if it is increasing now seems to be in doubt, at least for some. Many international scientists are warning of a cooling period because of solar activity, which they say is a much larger influence on global temperatures than man’s contribution.
I honestly can’t see how this type of a drop in temperatures could have been forecast by the global warming predictions. What does this data mean? Is it just an outlier? How is this explained by global warming?
In closing, I don’t want to be snarky, but this snark from Ace struck me as too funny:
I can’t wait to hear the spin.
And to hear, inevitably, that the models were “slightly off” and it turns out excesss CO2 cause Ice Ages, not hothouses. Different models, different theories… but the conclusion is always the same: Human industry and even existence itself is a scourge that must be eliminated before we all melt to death/freeze to death/suffer in dangerously-lukewarm seasonal “sweater weather” to death.