Well isn’t THIS interesting out of the UK? Looks like perhaps all the hysteria over global warming isn’t warranted (we knew that already)?
And perhaps, just PERHAPS, we don’t need onerous governmental overreach into our rights in order to “correct” this global warming? As if its even possible for man to affect the climate on a global scale anyway, but I digress. Will stories like this help to fight back “Agenda 21” and other similar efforts to control your behavior, limit your property rights, cripple industry, and in some cases establish new global taxes? Let’s hope so.
For your reading pleasure:
The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.
This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.
Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.