It’s Getting Cold

February 28, 2008

…and not just in Victoria, where it’s snowing in the Alpine Regions in February (usually the hottest month of summer) and I’m currently dressed in winter gear.

From DailyTech:

All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s?Ǭ†GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here.?Ǭ†?Ǭ†The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out most of the?Ǭ†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.

Wasn’t it suppose to be getting hot right now? 😉

6 responses to It’s Getting Cold

  1. One cold summer doesn’t a global cooling make.

    If it’s any comfort it is unseasonally warm over in the UK.

  2. GLOBAL WARMING leads to CLIMATE CHANGE (average temperatures) which amplifies CLIMATE VARIABILITY (temperature differences). So, in this HEATING WORLD you can find place getting COLDER… Main factor is human CO2 footprint… The debate is over for 99% CLIMATOLOGISTS.

    There is a minority of human beings not ready to save the possible future of human kind because BUSINESS AS USUAL is more important. Is the future of YOUR children of any value?

  3. Wow, what’s with the CAPITALS?

  4. Duncan, I always assumed that the map at the top was from where you lived. Now you’ve moved shouldn’t you update it? Or was it always just some random bit of map you snaffled from somewhere?

  5. Jack
    it was where I lived, I’m still in the process of moving (as I write this I’m sitting in the new house waiting for the furniture to arrive) so promise to fix shortly.

    Follow the link and look at the graph. I love it how global warming is now sometimes global cooling. There been cold lots of places in the last 12 months, that’s what the data from 4 completely partial respected monitoring organizations have found. There’s a big dip, but trying to use rational data with the cult of global warming is impossible I guess, after all, the sun has nothing to do with it, right? 🙂

  6. Maine has gotten a ton of snow this year, much more than usual. I’ve been tempted to think of “global cooling”