The idea behind the theory of Global Warming is that mankind’s influence over climate is so powerful that nothing short of sharp reductions in our use of fossil fuels will prevent catastrophic consequences in the next few years. Alas, scientific research into climate change continues to produce data which disputes the theory, and now Noel Keenlyside, marine scientist in Germany, finds that temperatures for the coming decade will be opposite those forecasted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). “The IPCC would predict a 0.3°C warming over the next decade,” Keenlyside reports, “Our prediction is that there will be no warming until 2015 but it will pick up after that.”1
The reason for the discrepancy between the two predictions is that the IPCC neglected to use these ocean temperature figures in their climate models. This would lead them, for example, to misinterpret the cause for 1998 supposedly being one of the warmest years on record. What should the IPCC models have included in them? El Nino, and Gulf Stream records reveal them as the real culprits.
But don’t look for retractions from the IPCC, or Al Gore, just yet. Scientists getting paid to be in the global warming camp are now in the majority, and the few who dare to publish their findings that discredit them timidly advance that natural climate variations only “temporarily offset” manmade global warming.2
In related news, snow surveys conducted by state and federal agencies in the United States are forecasting the best year for water runoff in 11 years in places like Colorado, which has a snow pack that is 23% above average. These wet conditions are also said to be in store for the Pacific Northwest, where snowfall has been significant, and cold temperatures have prevented it from melting before the spring thaw. Lake Powell and other reservoirs are expected to gain enough water from the runoff for hydroelectric plants “to power 33,00 homes for a year,”3 in addition to reversing drought conditions (an 8% increase) . The culprit in this cool development: the Jet Stream. With temporary offsets like these, who needs the IPCC? Answer: politicians without a career, and a United Nations without a claim to authority.
1, 2. Charles Clover, “Global warming may ‘stop’, scientists predict,” Telegraph, April 30, 2008.
3. Dan Elliott, “Heavy Winter Snows Could Ease Drought,” New York Sun, April 23, 2008.