“Mother Nature, of course, is oblivious to the federal government’s machinations. Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it’s thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.” –AP writer Seth Borenstein
In other words, when temperatures get cooler, that is also proof of global warming.
Seth Borenstein, a national science writer for the Associated Press, further elaborates:
“Global warming is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can’t avoid. The ten hottest years have occurred since Clinton’s second inauguration. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it.”
The only problem Borenstein has, which he shares with all the other global warming kool-aid drinkers, is the facts don’t support the hyperbole. Despite the tenth straight year of temperatures cooler than 1998 when Bill Clinton was president and a record-breaking ice storm in the Northeast with sub-zero temperatures, the Associated Press comes out with this laughable story full of inaccuracies.
UAH LT is a satellite system for measuring global temperatures. The chart below is self-explanatory.
Not only has there been no global warming in the 21st century, also known as the Bush administration, but global temperatures have actually declined somewhat. Furthermore, during this period the rates at which CO2 emissions and concentrations are increasing have accelerated.
According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, fossil fuel emissions increased by 3.3% during 2000-2006, compared to 1.3% per year in the 1990s. How does Global Warming Guru Al Gore explain this?
This is what makes the Church of Global Warming so flexible and so appealing. Flexible because anything in the world that happens can be blamed on global warming. Appealing because it requires no serious investigative research or attention to facts. All one has to do to become a global warming alarmist is announce its a “consensus” and that anyone who says otherwise is to be castigated the same as a “Holocaust Denier.”