Monday, October 12, 2009

BBC NEWS: What Happened to Global Warming?

OK, if you don't trust me on Global Warming, how about the good old BBC NEWS? (09 Oct 2009).


"What happened to global warming?

"By Paul Hudson
"Climate correspondent, BBC News

"This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.

"But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

"And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

"... last month Mojib Latif, a member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says that we may indeed be in a period of cooling worldwide temperatures that could last another 10-20 years. Professor Latif is based at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University in Germany and is one of the world's top climate modellers. But he makes it clear that he has not become a sceptic; he believes that this cooling will be temporary, before the overwhelming force of man-made global warming reasserts itself. ...

"One thing is for sure. It seems the debate about what is causing global warming is far from over. Indeed some would say it is hotting up."


I've been on this case for quite a while. See my postings that go back over a year.

Ira Glickstein


joel said...

This site has some interesting comments. It's heartening that it's finally allowable to question the worldwide movement against free scientific inquiry.

Wherever the truth may lie, the situation in which any opinion which is counter to the Al Gorian doomsday scenario, is dismissed rather than debated, is unacceptable. Making important political decisions in a scientific vacuum makes scientists whores to social agendas. -Joel

Ira Glickstein said...

Thanks Joel for the link to that reinforces the BBCNews message using additional climate data.

You wrote, in part: "Making important political decisions in a scientific vacuum makes scientists whores to social agendas." Indeed! During the previous administration there were charges that political appointees attempted to manage and moderate the supposedly scientific claims of global warming alarmists working on government-sponsored climate studies.

Well, if, according to he headline of your link there has been "No significant global warming since 1995" it would appear that the scientists were the ones blowing hot air and their supposedly political managers were closer to the mark.

Ira Glickstein