by William Teach | October 22, 2012 7:55 am
The UK Daily Mail provides a follow on their report about warming ending 16 years ago
Last week The Mail on Sunday provoked an international storm by publishing a new official world temperature graph showing there has been no global warming since 1997.
The figures came from a database called Hadcrut 4 and were issued by the Met Office and the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University.
But the Met Office, whose lead was then followed by climate change campaigners, accused The Mail on Sunday of cherry-picking data in order to mislead readers. It even claimed it had not released a ‘report’, as we had stated, although it put out the figures from which we drew our graph ten days ago.
Warmists had conniption fits over the report, and went typically unhinged. Alas, the story author, David Rose, is an adult who addresses criticisms with cold hard facts
Is the world warming or not? A The Hadcrut 4 figures that show a ‘pause’ in warming lasting nearly 16 years are drawn from more than 3,000 measuring stations on land and at sea. Hadcrut 4 is one of several similar global databases that reveal the same thing: that since January 1997 there has been no statistically significant warming of the Earth’s surface.
Rose highlights the margins of error, and highlights that, yeah, no warming in 16 years
Why does it matter if the world is warming or not? For years, the Government’s energy and climate policy has been dominated by the belief that we need swift, drastic and expensive reductions in carbon dioxide emissions to avert imminent catastrophe. In September, The Guardian claimed there were ‘less than 50 months to avoid climate disaster’.
These fears are based on computer models that show temperatures continuing to rise in step with levels of CO2.
That’s a big one, because all these governments are pushing legislation, regulations, taxes, and controls on people and economies based on computer models that have failed spectacularly. Which is why, of course, Warmists blame everything that happens on “climate change”. Hot, cold, wet, dry, snow, ice, hurricanes, no hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, you name it, Mankind’s CO2 output is to blame in Warmist World.
Ross covers many other questions, notable that the data was not cherry picked (unlike so much Warmist data), that the “science” is not settled, that no one has a clue whether or not the warming will restart in the immediate future, and a few others.
What we do know is that the previous warm periods were, in fact, warmer than today. We know that temperature is not moving with the curve of CO2 output. We know that while small parts of the world have had above average temperature years, other parts have been way below. And we know that Warmists aren’t enthused enough about their own Warmist beliefs to change their lives to be “carbon neutral.”
I highly recommend reading the entire thing, because I obviously haven’t excerpted the entire thing. That would be bad form (and theft).
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