Thursday, December 4, 2008

Global cooling

We had a cold spring in 2007 and again this year. Replanting and reduced yields hurt my garden and we had to decide whether to purchase some veggies for canning and freezing or just not do it. Fall has come early and we have had numerous days where the temperatures are below average.

Yet the idiots and politicians, in most cases you can't tell the difference, continue to tell us man made global warming is a problem. Well, guess again, booboos!

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

The scary part is this.

Let's hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans -- and most of the crops and animals we depend on -- prefer a temperature closer to 70.

Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.

Link to source.