SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
The problem is that the voices of doom... those holier than thou... just can't seem to get it right.
This year there was an 85% probability that we were going to be belted with many more big hurricanes than normal... didn't happen.As quoted by Dr. John Ray:
This year we were supposed to have the hottest year on record... didn't happen. In fact, South American had one of its longest, coldest winters on record and Antarctic ice expanded significantly.
An email below to Benny Peiser from David Whitehouse [firstname.lastname@example.org]
"With just a few weeks to go it's looking like 2007 will be the coolest year this century and possibly the coolest since 1995. If so then one more year like this and we will begin to have enough statistical information to speculate about a downward trend, though a few more years will be better. With this in mind may I remind readers what the UK Met Office predicted on 4th January 2007:"2007 is likely to be the warmest year on record globally, beating the current record set in 1998, say climate-change experts at the Met Office. Global temperature for 2007 is expected to be 0.54 øC above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 øC; There is a 60% probability that 2007 will be as warm or warmer than the current warmest year (1998 was +0.52 øC above the long-term 1961-1990 average)."But the most amazing sentence in their prediction is this:Katie Hopkins from Met Office Consulting said: "This new information represents another warning that climate change is happening around the world. Our work in the climate change consultancy team applies Met Office research to help businesses mitigate against risk and adapt at a strategic level for success in the new environment."I wasn't aware that a "prediction" represents "new information." Well, perhaps it does to a certain breed of consultant. I wonder if the Met Office's clients will ask for their money back if the Met Office's prediction proved way off the mark?"
At some point, there will have to be a judgment... based on facts... that can't be ignored.Of course, those predictions are good enough for politicians around the world to try to make stupid economic decisions that will cost the world trillions of dollars.
Still, we wouldn't mind a little of that "global warming" here in Michigan... especially with that layer of ice on our vehicles and roads.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE..
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
1129 AM EST SUN DEC 9 2007
FREEZING RAIN WILL BRING SLICK CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN TODAY.