Global warming has stopped?

The following is an excerpt from an article published on the New Statesman website pointing out that global temperatures have been statistically the same for every year after 2001. They’ve levelled off! The entire article is here.

Global warming stopped? Surely not. What heresy is this? Haven’t we been told that the science of global warming is settled beyond doubt and that all that’s left to the so-called sceptics is the odd errant glacier that refuses to melt?

Aren’t we told that if we don’t act now rising temperatures will render most of the surface of the Earth uninhabitable within our lifetimes? But as we digest these apocalyptic comments, read the recent IPCC’s Synthesis report that says climate change could become irreversible. Witness the drama at Bali as news emerges that something is not quite right in the global warming camp.

With only few days remaining in 2007, the indications are the global temperature for this year is the same as that for 2006 – there has been no warming over the 12 months.

But is this just a blip in the ever upward trend you may ask? No.

The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased. Temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should according to the fundamental theory behind global warming – the greenhouse effect. Something else is happening and it is vital that we find out what or else we may spend hundreds of billions of pounds needlessly.

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11 Responses to “Global warming has stopped?”

  1. Deirdre says:

    You claim to be a critical thinker but a key element of critical thinking is the ability to analyse and evaluate information before making decisions. You need to look at more than one sources before making statements like this. So here is where you should start. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/

  2. casey says:

    But then there’s these graphs:
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/obsdata/HadCRUGNS.html
    Oh, what is a person to think? I guess we should just go with whichever side claims to be in the majority, because the majority, as we know, is always right.

  3. Kansas Bob says:

    Don’t you hate it that this issue is so politcized? I sometimes wonder what the real issues are? Is it all about money.. and “scientists” having their research funded? Just call me skeptical.. of both sides :(

  4. Kansas Bob says:

    I just posted a comment and it disappered when I hit submit.. are you moderating these days?

  5. casey says:

    Not moderating, but I installed a new SPAM filter. It needs a little time to learn. You shouldn’t have any problems now.

    To answer your question, yes, I do hate that the issue is so politicized. I wish more people would take a look at the issue with cooler heads.

  6. Kansas Bob says:

    Cooler heads.. lol.. a new perspective on global warming :)

  7. Rick Rouse says:

    Back in the 70’s we were headed back into an ice age, and now we’re all gonna roast like marshmallows on a campfire. I think I’ll just sit this one out and let the Good Lord decide if and how the climate should “change”.

  8. Whether the Global Warming is over or not, each of us should be responsible to do our part to save our environment. Let us help make a friendly environment.

  9. casey says:

    Thanks for stopping by, David. I don’t think there’s anyone out there who’s arguing that we should be trying to destroy the environment.

  10. This is one article, imsure there are many other articles denying the fact that its stopped – how can it just stop? We still need to continue trying to reduce carbon emissions and energy.

  11. casey says:

    The warming stops and starts because it has very little to do with human activity. We’ll have another cooling period within the next few centuries. I’ve got no qualms with reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption. My problem is with those who produce doomsday scenarios and tell us we have to give more money to global bureaucracies to solve the problem for us rather than relying on the free market.