Sunday, April 6, 2008

Holy Batman! Mark Noonan is being dishonest with his readers!

Gee, what a shocker.

Curious how normally recurring weather patterns are resulting in a cooler earth this year - wonder if anyone in the global warming community will look into this?

Global temperatures will drop slightly this year as a result of the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific, UN meteorologists have said.

The World Meteorological Organization’s secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, told the BBC it was likely that La Nina would continue into the summer.

This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory.

But experts say we are still clearly in a long-term warming trend - and they forecast a new record high temperature within five years.

Five years being a long enough time frame for all but conservatives to forget that 2008 represented a 10 year non-warming-trend, and 2013 will likely be the 15th year of said trend…but, in 2013, most people having forgotten this years global warming news, will key into predictions that, really this time, we’re in for a record hot year in the next five.

The best thing about global warming: no proof required, and nothing which happens can discredit it, in the eyes of its zealots.

From the same article:

The WMO points out that the decade from 1998 to 2007 was the warmest on record. Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the global average surface temperature has risen by 0.74C.

Later on...

A minority of scientists question whether this means global warming has peaked and argue the Earth has proved more resilient to greenhouse gases than predicted...“When you look at climate change you should not look at any particular year,” he [Michel Jarraud, World Meteorological Organization's secretary-general] said. “You should look at trends over a pretty long period and the trend of temperature globally is still very much indicative of warming.

Mark, if you're going to be this inherently dishonest with your listeners, don't make it so goddamn easy for the rest of us to debunk your claim.

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