Tuesday, February 18, 2014

(Related update): Before the storm: More on global cooling

Related update:  From a post at the Global Warming Policy Foundation yesterday:
The empirical evidence continues to build within the climate science community that the world is experiencing some type of global cooling phase as a result of natural climate change forces.

[...] As has been widely documented, the ‘standstill‘ in global temperatures has taken place over the last 15+ years. In addition, the continental U.S. has actually been cooling over that same time period. [Update: Of course, there is also the central portion of England that now has a 25-year cooling trend, as previously discussed.]

And now NOAA has just released their U.S. dataset update, which reveals that U.S. winters (November, December, January), over the last 20 years, have cooled at a -2.5°F per century rate. The adjacent NOAA/NCDC web site chart depicts that cooling trend.
 And by the way, cold is way, way, way more deadly than warm.

Original post: (1/21/14):  It's about noon on Tuesday, January 21st and, according to the weather forecast, it's supposed to start snowing anytime now, with possible accumulations of up to 8 inches.  Given that backdrop, I thought why not continue with the global cooling theme I've been promoting since the inception of this blog (see here, here, and here).  So here are two links from the most popular website on global warming in the world, WattsUpWithThat.com:

First, an article that addresses the "pause", the name alarmists give to the fact that we haven't had warming for 17 years now.  According to this article, it's due to predictable, regular changes in the various ocean current patterns:
The absence of global warming for the past 17 years has been well documented. It has become known as “the pause.” and has been characterized as the “biggest mystery in climate science,” but, in fact, it really isn’t a mystery at all, it was predicted in 1999 on the basis of consistent, recurring patterns of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and global climate.
In other words, mother nature, not mankind, is responsible for the lack of warming.

The second article from WUWT is a brief account of the cooling the US is currently experiencing:
Global warming is nowhere to be found. The mean global temperature has not risen in 17 years and has been slowly falling for approximately the past 10 years. In 2013, there were more record-low temperatures than record-high temperatures in the United States.