Tuesday, 5 May 2015

After the Global Warming Plateau, will temperatures go UP or DOWN?

Chriss W Street, writing for Breibart.com doesn't start off with "It's the Sun, Stupid," but does start with:
The sun is known to be the main driver of all weather and climate. 
And, although that political body, the InterGOVERNMENTAL Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) cannot investigate the Sun as a contributor to Climate Change (They are restricted to looking at man's influence on the climate) recently even a deluded supporter of the alarmist's position asked me:
However did you find out that the Sun contributes energy to the thermal budget of the Earth? (Grammar, punctuation etc corrected for the sensible readers of this blog.)
Hety Mr Deluded. I knew it all along. It was your side of the debate who tried to negate the Sun's influence.

Back to Mr Street's Article:
With 99.86% of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of violent fire in the sky, has recently gone quiet in what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century. Weak solar cycles have been associated with very benign “space weather” that can cause a “Little Ice Age.”
Of solar cycles, Wikipedia says:
The solar cycle (or solar magnetic activity cycle) is the periodic change in the Sun's activity (including changes in the levels of solar radiation and ejection of solar material) and appearance (visible in changes in the number of sunspots, flares, and other visible manifestations). Solar cycles have an average duration of about 11 years. 
So, if solar cycles have an average duration of about 11 years,

Alarmists: Today is tipping point day - NOT!

On Saturday 5th May, 2007 Alarmist Environmental Correspondent David Adam wrote for the Guardian:
Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures, an influential UN panel warned yesterday. 
.......... But there could be as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more.
Mr Adam explained that the warning came in a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the previous day.

David Miliband, UK environment secretary, said:  
The IPCC has confirmed that finding, and that we have access to the technology we need to take that action. We simply can't afford any other option but to act. That's why we're pushing hard for negotiations to start on a new global climate deal this year, and are working through the G8 group of nations and the UN climate change conference."
The report said global emissions must peak by 2015 for the world to have any chance of limiting the expected temperature rise to 2ºC.

Well, it's eight years later. Today is the alarmists tipping point day. And the innocent-until- proven-guilty CO2 continues its atmospheric rise.
However there has been NO GLOBAL WARMING for at least 18 years.

Will today be the day the Alarmists admit that they got it wrong? Or will they crawl under stones after making some feeble excuses?

H/t Marc Morano