SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
The Detroit Free Press ran this [click image for larger view]:
Of course, with the recent 10-year cooling trend, we all understand that the government report was based on a late 1990s anomaly and that this is nothing more than science fiction. The Great Lakes levels have been rising from record snowfall and rain while the temperatures have been falling. And there is evidence that some of the decline in the Great Lakes levels prior to 2000 has been due to a variety of causes... but that, overall, water levels have stabilized.
As I said a few days ago:
The government researchers found the difference in elevation between Lakes Michigan-Huron and Erie had narrowed by about 9 inches between 1962 and 2006.
One reason was the ice jam of 1984, which deepened the channel by scraping the bottom and boosting water flow rates, boosting erosion. That caused the temporary increase in outflow to Lake Erie, which lasted three to four years before the two lakes leveled off, said Jim Bruce, a Canadian member of the study team.
Other factors affecting Michigan-Huron levels include changes in climate patterns and rebound of the earth's crust from glacial melting 10,000 years ago, which slowly is altering land levels in the region, the government study showed.
It said there had been no significant erosion of the St. Clair River bed since at least 2000.
Still, there is hope for the alarmists as record temperatures have been recorded in Hawaii. The story is reported by Anthony Watts. If the weather won't cooperate, there are other ways to heat things up.In a 196-page report filed by the Obama administration on Tuesday, it was detailed that global warming is bigger and badder than ever before.Yeah, and he wants to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn named Cap and Trade.
Here in southeastern Michigan we can only hope for some of that fictitious man-made global warming. We'll need it when the coal-fired power plants shut down and the natural gas supplies dwindle. Otherwise, if we have to rely on the naturally-occurring climate oscillations [we're on a downslope now], we're going to have to wait way beyond 2099 to enjoy that warmer weather.
2099! Geez, I thought that was 2019! Well, no one is going to remember that farcical prediction by then. All they'll remember is that we did a lot of stupid, counter-productive, economy-destroying stuff at the beginning of the century. Well, maybe summer will be nicer. Spring was a bust.Meanwhile, Anthony Watts reports that even if the projection were remotely realistic in 2008, it is no longer relevant: