Warmists: Global Warming Is Just Around The Corner, We Promise
Over at Ace of Spades, Ace mentions a study that links sunspots to the high level of warming that occurred from the late 19070’s to around 1990, and how that lack of sunspots is predicting a cooling period. That reminded me of this article from Monday that I stuck in Instapaper (via Tom Nelson)
Global warming has been on “pause” for 15 years but will speed up again and is still a real threat, Met Office scientists have warned.
Surface temperatures around the world have not increased on average since the late 1990s, causing some sceptics to suggest that climate change is not happening as quickly as experts predict.
But in a set of three new reports, the Met Office claims that global warming has been disguised in recent years by the oceans, which have absorbed greater amounts of heat and prevented us from noticing the difference at surface level.
This process, caused by the natural cycle of the oceans, could delay earlier predictions of global warming by five to ten years but will not last forever, researchers explained.
Hooray, they got their “the warming is hiding” talking points down, to go with the newer “it’s not the land temperature, but the sea temperature that matters” TP. The article also notes that natural things, like volcanoes, are masking the warming…um, so why can’t the initial warming be mostly or solely natural?
The Met Office has predicted it could be another five years before surface temperatures begin to rise again, but said the current “pause” would not affect long-term global warming forecasts.
“Trust us, it’s coming” (unless we pass laws that enact wealth transfers, er, carbon taxes, control the behavior of individuals and business, and take over economies). Mark your calendars to see if their predictions come true, because they made the same type previously. Yeah, how’s that working out?
The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study.
That was 2009. But, what we’ve seen is no resumption of warming. Europe and much of the world has seen the past 4 out of 5 winters being harsh. Spring 2013 was barely a glimmer, and in many places never really made an appearance. Much of the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing a harsh winter now. As I’ve mention numerous times, since 1990 the global temperature, per Met Office data, has increase just 0.28F, and a statistically insignificant 0.14F since 1997, most of that from the 1998 El Nino.
So, what’s going to happen? Damned if I know. Damned if the Warmists know. The studies suggesting a coming cool period, either a short term one similar to the 1940’s to late 1970’s, or even a deep period like the Little Ice Age, could be right. Or not. Warming could restart next year, or 5-10 years out. Or not. Right now the world is in an elevated warm period following the 1998 El Nino. Some data shows that the global temps are actually going down a little bit. The climate will do what the climate will do. We are mostly along for the ride. One thing we can count on is that no matter what happens, Warmists will Blame Mankind. If we flip into a cool period of any length, expect the talking points to blame Mankind in some form or fashion for the “climate change” while simultaneously stating that nature and the actions of Mankind are masking the effects of anthropogenic global warming.