Monday, January 19, 2009

Standard Eye roll material...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year was the eighth warmest year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

The world's temperature in 2008 tied that of 2001 according to the center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Preliminary calculations show the world's average temperature for 2008 was 0.88 degree Fahrenheit above the 20th Century average of 57.0 degrees F.

The ranking means that all of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1997.

Climate scientists around the world have raised concerns about global warming caused by the so-called greenhouse effect in which chemicals, largely generated by human activity, trap solar radiation.
If you want to believe that their data is correct (to which I hold major reservations)…one would have to question why 2008 is the 10th warmest since 1997. IN OTHER WORDS…83% OF THE OTHER YEARS IN THAT 12 YEAR SPAN WERE WARMER. YET, CARBON OUTPUT (WE ARE TOLD) HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THOSE 12 YEARS.

Let's go ask a meteorologist:

In the midst of cold arctic air that set or nearly set all-time local and state records (Maine at -50F and Rochelle at -38F), a NOAA press release pronounced 2008 was the 8th warmest since 1895 and that now all top ten warmest years have occurred since 1997. To which I and most other climatologists and meteorologists respond “BS”.

Recall that UAH MSU found 2008 was the 14th coldest in the latest 30 years. If greenhouse warming was real, the lower tropospheric warming would be equal to or greater than the surface warming as that is where the heat is said to accumulate that warms the ground.
Let's not allow facts to get in the way of planting trees in Nigeria...