Thursday, August 20, 2009

Warming Debate Fed By Falling Temperatures

You really have to go read this article for yourself and witness all the times throughout where the believers make arguments that can easily be rebutted from the opposite position. For instance, the article at one point states: "Natural variability can account for the slowing of the global mean temperature rise we have seen," said Jeff Knight, a climate expert at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Exeter, England. Interesting. This means that natural variability can also ACCOUNT FOR ANY WARMING that has been seen! Why doesn't the author of this article take that obvious step and ask the "climate expert" moron this most obvious question? Well, because the press is, by and large, for all this stupidity. They want to keep the pipe dream alive.

What's really important to note is that THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY REAL DEBATE on global warming. Debate has been shutdown by Al Gore's declaration that debate is over, and that the consensus has spoken. Any scientist worth her weight will tell you that science doesn't operate according to proclamations of a political hack. Consensus in science is irrelevant. Al Gore in science is irrelevant. Global warming as a scientific reality is irrelevant.

WASHINGTON — Has Earth's fever broken?

Official government measurements show that the world's temperature has cooled a bit since reaching its most recent peak in 1998.

That's given global warming skeptics new ammunition to attack the prevailing theory of climate change. The skeptics argue that the current stretch of slightly cooler temperatures means that costly measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions are ill-founded and unnecessary.

Proposals to combat global warming are "crazy" and will "destroy more than a million good American jobs and increase the average family's annual energy bill by at least $1,500 a year," the Heartland Institute, a conservative research organization based in Chicago, declared in full-page newspaper ads earlier this summer. "High levels of carbon dioxide actually benefit wildlife and human health," the ads asserted.

Many scientists agree, however, that hotter times are ahead. A decade of level or slightly lower temperatures is only a temporary dip to be expected as a result of natural, short-term variations in the enormously complex climate system, they say.

[From Drop in world temperatures fuels global warming debate | McClatchy]