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Propaganda, not science


2 Mar 09 – A new study warns that global warming “could go into hiding for decades.”

“Earth’s climate continues to confound scientists,” says an article published today on “Following a 30-year trend of warming, global temperatures have flatlined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations, and a heat surplus that should have cranked up the planetary thermostat.”

      Flatlined? The studies that I've seen show that temperatures have been
      declining since 1998.

"This is nothing like anything we've seen since 1950," Kyle Swanson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said. "Cooling events since then had firm causes, like eruptions or large-magnitude La Ninas. This current cooling doesn't have one."

“Instead, Swanson and colleague Anastasios Tsonis think a series of climate processes have aligned, conspiring to chill the climate.

“But just what's causing the cooling is a mystery. Sinking water currents in the north Atlantic Ocean could be sucking heat down into the depths. Or an overabundance of tropical clouds may be reflecting more of the sun's energy than usual back out into space.

        Have they considered the ice-age cycle?

“Swanson thinks the trend could continue for up to 30 years. But he warned that it's just a hiccup, and that humans' penchant for spewing greenhouse gases will certainly come back to haunt us.

"When the climate kicks back out of this state, we'll have explosive warming," Swanson said. "Thirty years of greenhouse gas radiative forcing will still be there and then bang, the warming will return and be very aggressive."

         What kind of statement is that?

         They’re confounded by what’s happening. It’s “a mystery” as to what’s
         causing the cooling. And yet they have the nerve to tell us that at the end
         of 30 years (how did they come up with that figure if they don't know
         what's causing it?), by some unknown process that they don’t understand,
        “the climate will suddenly kick back out of this state and we’ll have
         explosive warming.”

        That’s propaganda, not science.

See entire article by Michael Reilly, Discovery News
Thanks to Marc Morano for this link





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