Neal Barton's POV

Earth cools MIA


POSTED: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:03pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 1:10pm

Well, whaddya know.

The earth quit warming 16 year ago and it was never reported by the media.

According to the UK Mail newspaper, the figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.

This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 - a very warm year.

Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.

Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.

They don't know.

But, Neal, Why are they always saying the sky is falling?

Neal to them: because there is money and power in it.

That's my POV, what's yours?

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Beyond Al Gore's ficto-facts has anyone considered the economic boost a longer growing season would mean for N. America ? -just sayin'

Neither KETK nor Neal Barton are very qualified to discuss science or real news.

Just wondering if Al Gore was in Denver when he came up with the warming thing? Some folks get real fuzzy at that altitude.

Al gore, if I may quote someone, "the only living brain donor".

What are you, a truther birther homophobic antisemite racist bigot ? How dare you spew facts on the official government spiel. Too bad snydergal isn't here to demand you get out of her country; you, you terrorist ! Don't sweat it neal, anymore free speech in America comes with a label.

My P.O.V. - I have noticed that the earth cools down where it is night and warms up during the day. I think that trend is well established for thousands of years. In regard to scientists! These are the people who pick up a rock and declare, "This rock is 35,000,000 yrs old. WHAT IDIOTS!

OMG!!! Global Cooling!!! Disaster looms!! The evil American capitalists must be to blame. They haven't cut back enough polution to ofset the increase created by the red Chinese. Capitalism and freedom bad!! Communism and enslavement good?

Go to Kentucky or W. Virginia these days and look at what has happened to the coal industry. Appalachia has had enough problems without Obama's help, but then these are white people.

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