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February 27, 2008

An Inconvenient Coldening: Record-Breaking 12-Month Global Temperature Plunge Wipes Out Nearly All of "Dangerous, Permanent" Rise in Temperatures over the Last Century

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Drive the SUV a couple of extra times around the block, kids.

And start killing and burning hobos by the truck load, to release all that sweet, sweet CO2 "sequestered" in their stinking tramp-bodies.

CO2 is no longer "The Invisible Killer."

Heretofore CO2 will be known as "The Sun's Little Helper."

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.


...The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.

The article goes on to note that cold is more damaging, both to animals and human prosperity and happiness (as if that last one matters, huh?), than warmth.

Well, fuckin' duh, huh?

Stupid goddamned motherfuckers. I can't wait to hear the spin.

And to hear, inevitably, that the models were "slightly off" and it turns out excesss CO2 cause Ice Ages, not hothouses. Different models, different theories... but the conclusion is always the same: Human industry and even existence itself is a scourge that must be eliminated before we all melt to death/freeze to death/suffer in dangerously-lukewarm seasonal
"sweater weather" to death.


Icy Skull pic borrowed from TShirtStudio.com.


Tachyonshuggy:

If only there was some heat source that you could trace this to. . .

It would have to be massive, though. On the order of our own sun.

Or at least approximately the size of Rhode Island.

Everything's approximately the size of Rhode Island. For very large values of "approxmately."






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