Friday, August 10, 2007

Global warming -- just wait, it'll happen

Global warming proponents are getting to be as bad as gamblers.

Natural weather variations have offset the effects of global warming for the past couple of years and will continue to keep temperatures flat through 2008, a study released Thursday said.

But global warming will begin in earnest in 2009, and a couple of the years between 2009 and 2014 will eclipse 1998, the warmest year on record to date, in the heat stakes, British meteorologists said.
Just wait, it'll happen! You'll see. Lend me another $50 and I'll win it all back!

But seriously, I thought climate and weather were two totally unrelated things? To my knowledge, global temperature and climate change is related to two things only: the rate at which the Earth absorbs energy, and the rate at which the Earth rejects energy.

How then can localized or even generalized climate phenomena (such as rain, wind, etc) change the net surface temperature? Energy in, energy out. Moving it around the earth doesn't change anything in that equation. And thats the whole basis for the greenhouse theory -- energy in, less energy out.

I'm getting kind of tired of these climate "models" getting published in journals with huge impact factors such as Science. Its ridiculous as they are not new concepts or revolutionary breakthroughs, which is what's required to get into a prestigious journal of that caliber for every other branch of research. Its sickening how much money is being made off of smutty pseudoscience.

And...oops...a new review from NASA of their temperature data (initiated by amateur temperature investigation from and others) has resulted in their realization that 1998 wasn't the "hottest year in the millennium"...1934 was.

Global warming must be working backwards, because NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, having fixed some calculating errors, has discovered that the hottest year was in fact 1934.

Four of the top 10 are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999). Several years (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) fell well down the leaderboard, behind even 1900.

These figures apply only to the US, and the corrections - says McIntyre - do “not make any real difference to the world rankings”, which generally put 1998 as the world’s hottest year since records were kept.
Now Al Gore based most of his hysteria on the notion that 1998 was hot -- and it was going to keep getting hotter. Now that we know that its not true, what does that do for our assumptions based off of this data?

Keep in mind that these "climate models" are being adjusted to fit the data -- the old data. The wrong data. The data that was biased by a Y2K error. You just can't make this up.

Where's the fanfare that accompanied 1998's crowning as the hottest year in 1000 years? Where's even one single press release?

Top 10 GISS U.S. Temperature deviation (deg C) in New Order 8/7/2007