My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More on global cooling...

Source: World temperatures according to the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction.
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. 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 nearly all 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.

Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.


Blogger Brian said...

There have been suggestions that the likes of the global warming crew (Suzuki etc.) actually suspect there is a trend to global cooling , and that the increased "shrieking" from Suzuki is an attempt to get some form of Kyoto in place before the cooling actually occurs , then the environmentalists can claim victory.

If the cooling occurs without Kyoto in place then they are all made to look like the fools and hyprocrites

10:08 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

Let's watch trends, not variations. If this turns out to be a trend, then you can make conclusions.

1:27 PM  
Blogger silencer said...

Few if any people who like ignoring scientific reason understand this process. Global contamination of the atmosphere is causing massive weather pattern changes. This causes abnormal weather extremes. Thus as mean global temperatures steadily rise and polar regions continue to melt in the temperate seasons, winters become more extreme, storms more violent.

A cold winter does not negate the literally millions of scientific measurements supporting global warming as factual.

It makes me sad when people with little education make grand statements like: "actually suspect there is a trend to global cooling".
It is a criminal level of stupidity.

10:46 AM  

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