On October 9th, the BBC ran a story entitled ‘What happened to Global Warming.’
It accurately pointed out that the warmest year globally was 1998 and not anytime in this millennium. The article also asked that if man-made carbon dioxide has continued to rise, ‘what on Earth is going on?’
According to the story, skeptics argued that Pacific Decadal oscillation (PDO) is one of the most important trends that warm and cool the earth cyclically.
It was a very informative article written by Paul Hudson and can be found here: What happened to global warming?
So how do we explain the egregious statements printed by the same BBC News on October 19th – PM warns of climate ‘catastrophe.’
We better watch out, if we listen to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (renowned climate expert) when he warned of ‘floods, droughts and killer heatwaves if world leaders fail to agree a deal on climate change.’
He also warned that there was ‘no plan B’ and no turning back. “Once the damage from unchecked emissions growth is done, no retrospective global agreement, in some future period, can undo that choice.”
“The extraordinary summer heatwave of 2003 in Europe resulted in over 35,000 extra deaths.”
This article continued on with its doomsayer statements without offering a shred of scientific data. In fact, the most interesting item I took from the ‘catastrophe’ article was the following paragraph.
“During his term as chancellor, environmental groups often accused Gordon Brown of not paying enough attention to climate change, and the Treasury of blocking “green” policies. He was sometimes compared unfavourably to Tony Blair.”
What fascinates me is the people who are just now coming out vocally in support of Global Warming as well as those who seem to be screaming louder.
Why I find it fascinating is that evidence now supports that the warming cycle that ran from the 1970’s through 1998 has now begun turning around. Temperatures are now on a cooling trend and the Arctic Ice extent has increased 23.4 percent over the last two years.
Another subtle item that I find humorous is that the term ‘Global Warming’ has been replaced with ‘Global Climate Change’.
It’s also nice to see that the Alarmists continue to use their scare tactics when promoting their case.
Mr Brown said: “If we do not reach a deal at this time, let us be in no doubt: once the damage from unchecked emissions growth is done, no retrospective global agreement, in some future period, can undo that choice.
“So we should never allow ourselves to lose sight of the catastrophe we face if present warming trends continue.”
We all better listen to Chicken Little – The sky is falling.