5 Jul 11- "Asia pollution blamed for halt in warming," reads Reuters headline.
"Smoke belching from Asia's rapidly growing economies is largely responsible for
a halt in global warming in the decade after 1998 because of sulphur's cooling
effect, even though greenhouse gas emissions soared."
"Global warming lull down to China's coal growth," reads BBC News headline. "The
lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in
China's coal use."
"Chinese coal powered stations cooling the planet," headlines the Huffington
Post. "Sulphur pollutants from coal-fired power stations in China have tended to
cool the global climate over the past decade in contrast to the warming effect
resulting from rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse
The headline in The
Independent reads "China’s power stations generate ‘future spike’ in global
warming," whatever that means.
Finally, the mainstream media admits that the earth has indeed been cooling!
"It has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998
and 2008," said a new study published in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Anthropogenic activities that warm and cool the planet largely cancel after
1998, which allows natural variables to play a more significant role," the paper
Researchers from Boston and Harvard Universities and Finland's University of
Turku found that China's coal use doubled 2002-2007, and although burning the
coal produced more warming carbon dioxide, it also put more tiny sulphate
aerosol particles into the atmosphere which cool the planet by reflecting solar
energy back into space.
China's coal consumption doubled over two decades from 1980. But from 2002, it
doubled again in the five years to 2007.
Sulphur allows water drops or aerosols to form, creating hazy clouds which
reflect sunlight back into space.
But global warming diehards want it both ways.
"Sulfur particles in the air deflect the sun's rays and can temporarily cool
things down a bit," explains the Huffington Post. "That can happen even as
coal-burning produces the carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming."
"Humans affect the climate in two ways. They warm it by emitting carbon dioxide
and other greenhouse gases and they cool it by emitting sulphur in the form of
sulphate particles which have the effect of reflecting sunlight," said lead
author Robert Kaufmann from Boston University.
"This means that taken together, humans have had relatively little effect
overall on global average surface temperatures over the 10 years, which means
that natural fluctuations have predominated," he added.
In other words, we nasty humans are simultaneously, miraculously, causing both
global warming and global cooling at the same time!
They're just not able to let it go. Even though they're talking about global
cooling, they still prattle on about global warming.
"Atmospheric scientists and environmentalists are concerned that continued
rising temperatures could have serious impacts worldwide, ranging from drought
in some areas, changes in storm patterns, spread of tropical diseases and rising
sea levels," concludes the Huffington Post. "Sulfur's cooling effect is only
temporary, while the carbon dioxide from coal burning stays in Earth's
atmosphere a long time."
The study was inspired by "sceptical" questioning, said Kaufmann. "Even before
this paper there wasn't much scientific evidence for denying climate change, and
now I don't see any credible scientific contradiction.”
Piers Forster from the UK's Leeds University, who led the IPCC chapter analysing
factors affecting global temperatures, said the new study was "interesting and
"It needs to be emphasised that any masking is short-lived, and the increased
CO2 from the same coal will remain in the atmosphere for many decades and
dominate the long-term warming over the next decades," said Forster.
Robert Kaufmann is in no doubt that temperatures will pick up if greenhouse gas
emissions continue to rise.
"People can choose not to believe in [man-made] climate change - but the correct
term here is 'belief' - believing is an act of faith, whereas science is a
testing of hypotheses and seeing whether they hold up against real world data,"
said Kaufmann. "Even before this paper there wasn't much scientific evidence for
denying climate change, and now I don't see any credible scientific
contradiction - if people don't believe it, it'll be because they choose not to
"Long term warming will continue unless emissions are reduced," said Peter
Stott, head of climate monitoring at Britain's Met Office.
Simon Lewis, of the University of Leeds, said that the study could be easily
misinterpreted: "While sulphur emissions do have a cooling effect, this is only
short-term. Meanwhile, the carbon dioxide emissions will lead to a long-term
The researchers also noted - I imagine begrudgingly - that declining solar
activity over the period and an overall change from El Nino to La Nina
conditions in the Pacific Ocean contributed to the temperature plateau.
So maybe, just maybe, declining solar activity might be contributing to the
cooling. And maybe, just maybe, La Nina might also have something to do with it.
Gosh, it must hurt to admit that natural forces might be at work here.
See entire articles:
Thanks to Burt Rutan, Andrew Bevan, Stew Stewart, Bry Reid, Steven Woodcock,
Warren Kirk and
David W. Swineford for these links
"What is interesting to me is the Media silence during a clear
conflict of huge proportions," says Burt. "For years we were told
that horrible global warming was occurring, and that China's burning
of coal was a key culprit. Now, these "scientists" report that the
last decade had cooled, and the culprit was....are you ready??
"China burning coal".
How the media cannot at least question, or at least study the data
after this, shows they are playing politics, not reporting climate
- Burt Rutan
The "Alarmists" are desperate to find an explanation for the fact
that warming has stopped. They are so inconsistent: they usually
claim it has NOT stopped, and by the way, did you hear us say
"warming"? We never said that; we said "Climate Change", and, more
recently, "GCD", or "Global Climatic Disruption".
Sadly, the National Academy of Science is in the hands of the AGW
crowd, which caused a lot of senior skeptics to get out.
- Ed Friedrichs
Unbelievable. What will probably be even more unbelievable is that
people will willingly buy into it.
- Steven Woodcock
Now it’s China’s fault we don’t have global warming. Maybe we should
nominate China for a Peace Prize for saving the world.
"One other thing…. If you have ever seen the History Channel special
on the “Little Ice Age” … they said one of the reasons we came out
of the little ice age was the industrial age put CO2 into the
atmosphere and global warming got us out of the little ice age (what
The industrial age was fired by coal… so where was the sulfur in the
upper atmosphere that is cooling us now because China is using so
So many contradictions!!!"
- David Swineford
Sooo we need to burn more coal?
- Rick Extraordinaire
Interesting how pollution now causes global cooling. Also
interesting how they barely mention "natural cooling effects" such
as lower solar output.
- Stew Stewart
It amazes me that some folks are saying that it is just a reprieve.
In looking at the long-term atmospheric temperature vs. time in
years graphs, I would be more inclined to say that the fact that the
global temperature is now flat or dropping could very well mean that
we are about to "go over the edge of the cliff".
Lest I forget to mention it, thank you very much for the relevant
news stories on your website; I monitor them daily.
- David Williams
ISN'T IT TIME that we, the proprietary citizens of this country and
not 600-odd poorly qualified individuals who have merely been
elected to form a Parliament, insisted that this global warming
nonsense is DROPPED right NOW ?
There has been NO global warming since 1995 for God's sake - 16
How long does it take to convince our know-all scientists and
politicians that they got it hopelessly wrong and have been spending
billions of our money on a misguided load of 'horlicks' and a cross
between the 17th Century Tulip Craze and The Emperor's New Clothes.
Wake up you dolts ! The Emperor is naked ... and so are YOU !
- Trevor D
THE GREAT BIG GREEN SCAM - Global warming my Aunt Fanny! We will
still be forking out green taxes when the world disappears beneath a
carpet of snow and ice. Global warming and the resultant 'Carbon
credits' are a nice cosy way for governments to exploit those who
they are supposed to represent. Al Gore's 'inconvenient truth' is
global cooling, not warming.
NO GLOBAL WARMING BUT PLENTY OF TAX !... Holland has banned any more
windmills !! They don't work.
Every Electricity Bill now has Green Taxes...every Gas Bill has
green taxes..they even tried to put green taxes on Water Bills but
thought that they might not get away with it.
They will. because the British taxpayers have been taken for fools
by every government.. They think that the British will pay for
anything everywhere...because they do.
Pay up Britain...until you learn to vote properly.
- Jon O
GLOBAL WARMING OR GLOBAL COOLING?
Historical facts show that increase in CO2 concentrations lag
increased temperatures over a period of time. So we have just had a
ten year experience of NO appreciable increase in average
temperatures despite China, India, USA etc churning out more
CO2.Historical records on CO2 concentrations are thus following a
But the so called Climate Scientists will manipulate the figures and
come up with some airy fairy explanation, probably saying that CFCs
are responsible for a cooling effect. CFCs are gases used in many
So you might say, well we need more CFCs if they help cool but no,
they destroy the Ozone layer which protects us from Ultra Violet
radiation. Meanwhile Water Vapour, the predominant engine along with
the obvious,the Sun,are played down. These Climate Scientists are
truly not real scientists but Creative Accountants.
NUTS !!!!!!!! Britain bankrupts itself to save the world from GW
while China steps on the coal burning pedal . Our idiot politicians
see no harm in this .
Never vote LibLabCon again, there is not one thing in their favour
as the train builders of Derby have just found out .
MILLIONS BEING MADE
Al Gore of the USA is laughing all the way to the bank with his
interests in global warming, the only country that's serious over
global warming other than some island nations is Britain, yet we are
17th on the list of polluters behind the USA, Australia, and many
European countries, we alone cannot make any change to global
warming and are fools to try, this government and any other UK
government has no right to penalise our industries in a futile bid
to reduce Co2.
up we are being mugged by the global warming fanatics who are so
deep into our political system they are dangerous, read the works by
Milutin Milankovic and Mukil Sharma then realise we are puny little
humans who can do nothing, we are not like the fantasy save the
world movies make us out to be, they are just that fantasies while
we remain ordinary humans.
"The good Lord has one hell of a good sense of humor. The so called experts
being paid to manufacture global warming statistics are now faced with global
cooling. What causes global cooling, global warming of course. :o) Do they
bother to research the fact that the earth goes through cycles of warming and
cycles of cooling? No."
- Michael Smith
This was in the daily
express in England today quite funny they admit we are cooling now but blame
china for it. - Warren Kirk