Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside

And maybe growing colder?

Cooling in the near future?

Over the last 10 years or so as new data have accumulated the general trend and likely future course of climate change has become reasonably clear. The earth is entering a cooling phase which is likely to last about 30 years and possibly longer. The major natural factors controlling climate change have also become obvious.Unfortunately the general public has been bombarded by the scientific and media and political establishments with anthropogenic global warming – anti CO2 propaganda based on the misuse and misrepresentation of already shoddy IPCC “science” for political ,commercial and personal ends.
The IPCC climate science community largely abandoned empirical Baconian inductive scientific principles and built worthless climate models based on unfounded assumptions designed to show that anthropogenic CO2 was the driving force behind changing climate. Most of the IPCC output is useless as a tool for predicting future climate trends and their impacts and in particular the IPCC Summaries for Policymakers can be safely ignored for practical purposes. The divergence between the IPCC Hansen projections and the observed trends is shown below.
Fig 1 ( From Prof. Jan-Erik Solheim (Oslo)

Fortunately, however , the basic data is now easily available so that any reasonably intelligent person can check on line daily or monthly to see what the incoming empirical data actually is and draw ones own conclusions. Read the rest →
It's pretty well established that, to the disgruntlement of catastrophic global warming activists everywhere, that there has been no statistical warming in the last 15 years.  It's still probably too early to call for a cooling trend, but, well, from no trend, it's not a big leap.

Which reminds me... Try to ignore Ferrel and wait for previous Rule 5 victim subject Zooey Deschanel:



Linked by Wombat-Socho at the other McCain in the weekly Rule 5 compendium "Palate Cleanser."

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