|Apologies to Cartoons by Josh|
Those same shrill are at it again. 2015 the hottest scream the headlines, but the data show that it was nowhere near the hottest ( and the previously claimed 'great 2014' is even further from the truth.)
But we are only talking of the era of satellite data.
On Howie Carr's radio show a year ago, MIT Professor emeritus Richard Lindzen dismissed global-warming alarmists as a discredited “cult” whose members are becoming more hysterical as emerging evidence continues to contradict their beliefs.
“As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think that’s what’s happening here.”
“Seventy percent of the earth is oceans, we can’t measure those temperatures very well. They can be off a half a degree, a quarter of a degree. Even two-10ths of a degree of change would be tiny but two-100ths is ludicrous. Anyone who starts crowing about those numbers shows that they’re putting spin on nothing.”The Late Great Professor Bob Carter, in the book TAXING AIR, spoke of the range of temperatures in Australia.
Australia’s recorded temperatures span 74ºC.
Australia’s hottest and coldest historic temperatures are +50.7ºC, recorded at Oodnadatta, South Australia on January 2, 1960; and -23.0ºC, recorded at Charlotte Pass, New South Wales, on June 9, 1994.
Over about the last 150 years, this represents a range of temperature across Australia of 73.7ºC.
These and similar local statistics represent climate extremes and their impact is as rare weather events. More typical daily temperature ranges are usually less than half of this, varying between as little as 5º in the maritime tropics in summer to perhaps as much as 30º in arid inland regions in winter."A range of temperature across Australia of 73.7ºC."
The shrill are worried about a small 2ºC rise in Global temperatures.
This blogger, this week walked from his kitchen onto the deck outside and experience a 2ºC rise in temperature. Fortunately it was not catastrophic.
As far as those shrill reports "Warmest Year EVER" how wrong can they be?
Looking at the longer term in history (again from TAXING AIR)
- Late 20th Century warming - was cooler than
- Medieval Warming (1000years ago) - was cooler than
- Roman Warming (2000ya) - was cooler than
- Minoan Warming (3000ya)- was cooler than
- Warming 7000 years ago - was cooler than
- Holocene Climate Optimum (8000 years ago)
As Professor Carter put it:
The graph reflects regional Greenland and not global temperatures, but that does not make it a cherry pick, because many other lines of evidence are consistent with the Holocene Climatic Optimum (HCO) being marked by temperatures 1-2 deg. C above those of today.
The "truth" is: that there is absolutely nothing unusual about temperatures in the first decade of the 21st century, nor about the gentle warming that occurred in the late 20th century.
You say: "They Wouldn't Dare!"
WAIT for IT!
NewScientist disregards the MWP, and all the other warm periods including the Holocene Climate Optimum and has already declared 2016 (yes, this current three week old year) to be