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The farce that is global warming

Dear Editor:

The mainstream media were – surprise! – deafeningly silent recently in reporting a new climate study by the UK Meteorological Office. Why? Because the study found that global warming has been essentially nonexistent for the past 16 years.

Data from 3,000 measuring points located on both land and sea showed that the global temperature averaged no change from 1997 until August 2012. The UK Daily Mail reported, “This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years. … This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.”

This matches up well with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation index. El Ninos (which tend to warm the globe) are more common during warm phases of the index and La Ninas (which tend to cool the globe) are more common during cold phases. With the index now back in its cold phase, along with recent La Nina episodes, it only makes sense that global temperatures would begin to level out and even fall. It would seem that the law of averages also applies to climate.

As expected, however, certain alarmists aren’t happy with the findings. The Daily Mail continued, “Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.”

Funny that he sang a different tune when he wanted to push his own theory. I’m sure all the “Chicken Littles” will love this !

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