Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A roundup of inconvenient truths of 2007

Since Al Gore won the Noble Prize for his championship of the Global Warming issue in 2007, I thought it would be a good thing to revisit the climate news of 2007.

Mr. Gore, of course, says that the anthropogenic nature of Global Warming is established science; he must have missed this story, U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007
, which begins “Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.” That story came as no surprise to those who had read the Survey stating “LESS THAN HALF OF ALL PUBLISHED SCIENTISTS ENDORSE GLOBAL WARMING THEORY; COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF PUBLISHED CLIMATE RESEARCH REVEALS CHANGING VIEWPOINTS”

One of the papers, no doubt, was this one from the Danish National Space Center, refuting previous claims that Global Warming is unrelated to Solar activity. They found that by taking readings from the Troposphere and the deep oceans rather than more variable surface readings, global temperatures track Solar activity exactly. This agrees with previous findings from NASA that Mars and Jupiter are undergoing climate change as well.

That report also noted that Solar activity, and Global Warming, have been static for the last few years, which agrees with the fact that once again, hurricane activity has not matched Al Gores predictions. According to the NOAA Hurricane Center , "The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season produced the predicted number of named storms, but the combined number, duration and intensity of the hurricanes did not meet expectations” In fact, the number and intensity are lower than they were a hundred years ago .

In short: Contrary to the “consensus”, climate news from 2007 was good.

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

I posted some comments about some rather inconvenient truths about the U*U World in my comments on the Chicago Tribune`s year end article about the UUA`s national marketing campaign. . .