Not sure how many of you caught this piece that made the rounds this week — from the UK’s Telegraph entitled, “There IS a Problem With Global Warming ….It Stopped in 1998.” It was written by Professor Bob Carter, a geologist from Queensland, a paleoclimate researcher. This means that he’s interested in more than a sound bite-sized snapshot, and instead looks at the earth in terms of its approximate 4.5 billion year life span. He notes that, “for the years 1998-2005 global average temperature did not increase.” In response to this fairly shocking fact, he adds:
“In response to these facts, a global warming devotee will chuckle and say ‘how silly to judge climate change over such a short period’. Yet in the next breath, the same person will assure you that the 28-year-long period of warming which occurred between 1970 and 1998 constitutes a dangerous (and man-made) warming. Tosh. Our devotee will also pass by the curious additional facts that a period of similar warming occurred between 1918 and 1940, well prior to the greatest phase of world industrialisation, and that cooling occurred between 1940 and 1965, at precisely the time that human emissions were increasing at their greatest rate.”
He goes on to puncture myth after myth of global warming. Wonder why this didn’t make the mainstream media? Why wasn’t Time magazine crowing about this? Problem is, they can’t seem to fit it in amidst all their global warming hysteria. As we like to say, hate to ruin a good buzz…..
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