Shiver Me Timbers! World Not Burning Up After All

by Matt Patterson on January 20, 2012

in Blog, Features

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The world is not warming.

According to enviros, only Luddites and lunatics would believe such a ridiculous statement.  Well, now government scientists must be added to the list of the so addled:  Here it is, straight from the (high tech) horses mouth, a NASA report titled “Global Temperature in 2011, Trends, and Prospects”:

“Global temperature in 2011 was lower than in 1998.”

Oops.  There’s an inconvenient truth for you.

You can almost feel the disappointment seeping through their ink as major media outlets around the world are forced to report on a flurry of new data showing – horror! – the world may not be going up in flames after all. Yet still they cling to the hope that maybe we will burn up, that maybe this new data is just a fluke, a blip, an unnatural respite from Man’s descent into unnatural global conflagration.

The Associated Press was typical in its tortured contortions: “The world last year wasn’t quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said Thursday,” the AP reported on January 20th, “but it continues a general trend of rising temperatures.”

Not as warm, but still a “general trend” of rising temperatures.  Got that?  No?  Well, I wouldn’t sweat it.  The high priests of warming in academia and the media have assumed a plane far above our mere mortal logic. Besides, it all depends on how you define “trend.”  If you go far enough back, you can prove any trend you like about global temperatures.  If you start at about 650 million years ago, when the Earth was covered pole to pole in ice, you can say current data show we are in a “general trend” of rising temperatures.  If you go back to 1998, not so much.  Again, from NASA:

“Global temperature in 2011 was lower than in 1998.”

Now, the warmest cult will try and fudge and spin this fact like nobody’s business.  Here’s another hilarious example, from the same AP story:

“‘It would be premature to make any conclusion that we would see any hiatus of the longer-term warming trend,’ said Tom Karl, director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. ‘Global temperatures are continuing to increase.'”

Yes, it would be premature to draw a conclusion (that global warming is not happening) based on current data (that global temps are lower today than in 1998). That’s what we foolish mortals do.  Government scientists, and the functionaries and bureaucrats they serve, however, know better.

Aren’t we lucky?

John Rodda January 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

Madness, madness, madness! So the earth cooling reveals a warming trend! There is little hope of convincing these closed mind maniacs – we can only hope to convince enough voters to put these people out of our misery.

Bob Hamilton January 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

The Warmers will never retire from their belief that People are a problem, that we are a divagation from the ‘normal’ course. With our comings and goings, we are a nuisance to be barely tolerated. Facts are clear: Out planet is cooling and has been for some Billions of years. At some point in the past the planet was a molten mass of material which cooled enough to form a solid crust and even cooled enough so that water vapor cooled and condensed to form gigantic oceans. These phase changes emitted enormous amounts of Energy. How can anyone believe it is not still doing so?

Robert L Hamilton, Engineer
Richardson, Texas USA

Henri Suyderhoud January 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

It is not even germain to the discussion whether or not the temps go up or stay put. It turned out that there is actually an ever so slight (and insignificant) decrease in temperature by analyzing the Government satellite data for the past 12-14 years. The essence however is that whatever the tempreture does, IT IS NOT RELATED TO ADDITIONAL MAN-MADE CO2 EMISSIONS. Does anybody realize that man-made CO2 consists far less than 0.02 per cent of the atmosphere? Clouds and a myriad of other NATURAL circumstances determine the climate. I shudder each time a journalist or news reporter mentions “Climate Change”, believing it is due to Humans. Oh well, they don’t know what they’re talking about.

Mike Broughton January 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

If temps ARE going up AND not being caused by us, shouldn’t we prepare for the consequences of a warmer earth, though?

Mike Broughton January 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I just looked at the data and am confused by the author’s point. The 2011 average temperature data point was below one of the highest points in the data set (the 1998 ave temp) which was a record high at the time. The 2011 temperatures are still way up there. Look at the graph – while the temps fluctuate annually, the upward trend is still present.
And sure, the author points out that “If you start at about 650 million years ago, when the Earth was covered pole to pole in ice, you can say current data show we are in a “general trend” of rising temperatures.” However, our society is based upon a more temperate climate. If humans AREN’T causing it, we may have to start thinking about what we’ll do if (foolish mortals that we are) temps do continue ot climb…

Phyllis Glass January 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

Ah, you are beginning to THINK! Since I don’t want to live in an ice age I am quite content that global temps might be going the other way. IF the average temperature rises the US and the world will do well by it. More rain, longer growing seasons, shorter flu seasons, more crops, more food, more water. Hmmm, I’m having trouble finding anything wrong with this picture…. End of world hunger and disease? Does this scenario threaten those who speak liberally but benefit from having a captive lower class to keep them in power?

major January 25, 2012 at 12:35 am

The key word with these 60’s nut jobs is belief. They imprinted on the establishment super mother and super father, and continue to re-enact their disppointment in their Parents for not making theirs a perfect World without strife or struggle, now superimposed on the established Government. They have created an impenetrable wall around this delusion to protect their hate relationship, as it forever relieves them of any responsibility for their lives and they can live in a state of free fall abandon. Knowledge requires fact and fact destroys delusion, hence belief is needed. Locked in this adolescent state they became the perfect useful idiots for socialist/utopian takeovers. Later when the new world order is in place they will be sacrificed as now being liabilities. Three retches for the new world order.

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