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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

2008: Discrediting the Climate Alarmists

Anyone who's been paying attention knows that this has been a cold winter so far. Is it due to La Niña? the new solar minima? Well, Anthony has a couple of very interesting posts at Watts Up With That?

First there's Monday's RSS Satellite data for Jan08: 2nd coldest January for the planet in 15 years:

Remote Sensing Systems of Santa Rosa just posted the latest MSU (Microwave Sounder Unit) data.

January posted a -.08°C near global anomaly between -70S and 82.5N latitude (the viewshed of the satellite sounder). That makes it the coldest month since January 2000, and the 2nd coldest January for the planet in 15 years. Both northern and southern hemispheres posted negative anomalies of -.120°C and -.038°C respectively, happening for the first time since January 2000.

The United States posted a -.557°C anomaly for January 2008 and a -0.196°C anomaly for December 2007.
Emphasis added. He's followed up with today's post UAH Satellite data for Jan08 in agreement with RSS data
University of Alabama, Huntsville (John Christy) just published their UAH lower troposphere data for January 2008. Like the RSS data set, it shows a negative anomaly, and a steep decline in the past 12 months though the magnitude of the anomaly is slightly lower at ∆T -.588 than the RSS ∆T -.629 degrees Centigrade.
Anthony has kindly plotted the data for those of us who are graphically inclined.

But what I like best is this quote from Accuweather's Joe Bastardi:
“It is straight out of the book of climate. The pattern is so much like the 1949-1950 La Nina, which was signaling the start of the reversal of the warming of the earth’s climate in the 1930s, ‘40s and early 50s. Only someone choosing to ignore it, or not wanting to see it, would not be cognizant of it. But because such a pattern leads to warmer than normal conditions in areas where the greatest centers of human induced global warming information comes out of, western Europe and the eastern part of North America, no attention is being called to the fact that the winter this year does have outstandingly large areas of colder than normal temperatures and in areas, the vast expanses of the tropical Pacific, and the vast expanse of the air above us.”
Related: 2008: the Year the Climate Alarmists will be Discredited

1 comment:

John Nicklin said...

Rather than being discredited, they will immediately switch to Global Cooling and Climate Change. Too much ice, too cold for agriculture, species at risk from effects of cold, etc. They won't even skip a beat, its like they've been telling us for years, the earth is getting colder and its dangerous.

Gore will tweak AIT, Suzuki will shift a few words and they will be back, same dance, different tune.

The only thing we have to be thankful for this time is all of the great quotes they have left lying around cyberspace.