On the one hand you have a scientific peer-reviewed new study showing that there was no global surface temperature rise between 1998 and 2008, and on the other you read that Asian pollution has slowed global warming.
Kind of makes on want to scratch one’s head! No surface temperature rise measured over a period of ten years….. what wonderfully fantastic news, but hang on the bell there Nelly, I thought Julia Gillard’s ‘tame scientists’ recently told us we were causing global warming because of all of our Carbon Emissions (and camel farts!)
Then a different set of geeks come out and say that all the sulphur being spewed into the atmosphere in Asia 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.
Seems to me that the scientific community wants their bread buttered on both sides! The ABC News told us: The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has confirmed 2010 was the warmest year on record, verifying a “significant” long-term trend of global warming. The trend also helped to melt Arctic sea ice cover to a record low for December last month, the WMO said in a statement.
Yet the new (sulphur) study tells us there has been a halt in global warming in the decade after 1998.
Blimey, if these top scientific institutions cannot get their facts right – maybe I should say ‘stories’, what hope have Julia and her merry band of legislators got?
In the opening paragraph we were told there was no rise in temperatures between 1988-2008. In a subsequent paragraph (same article) we are advised:
Global temperatures did rise significantly between 1998 and 2008, despite human-induced emissions of carbon dioxide growing by nearly a third, various data show.
The researchers from Boston and Harvard Universities and Finland’s University of Turku say pollution, and specifically sulphur emissions, from coal-fuelled growth in Asia was responsible for the cooling effect.
So can someone please tell me did the Earth heat up or did it cool down? Did something happen or did it not happen? Seems either the scientists are confused (they most certainly are confounding) or the media do not know their hot from their cold!
Bottom line in all of this seems to be that because there is scientific proof that the world did not heat up during that ten-year time period, the scientific community – who rely heavily on study grants for their bread and butter, have come up with a new theory.
This theory is that Asian industry, spewing out all those sulphur emissions, may in fact be preventing the planet from heating up. BUT HANG IN THERE – there is some good news for the Global Warming Alarmist Camp – you know them who are relying on grants to come up with theories? Well they reckon once Asian countries clean up their act, the planet will warm up again.
Talk about double speak! As I said they are hedging their bets on this. They say the planet has not warmed up over a ten-year period because of all the emissions spewing out of Asian chimneys……. but if we can get them to cut their emissions we can get the world to warm up again!
Come on people…… Prime Minister’s Bob and Julia are about to hit you with a Carbon Tax, which is going to morph into an Emissions Trading Scheme, while at the same time the scientific community is boasting the world is not warming up.
Er…. excuse me but why? I thought that was what this was all about – trying to stop the world from warming up because of too much carbon (dioxide) being spewed into the atmosphere. Should we name this ‘vortex logic’?
HELLO GOODBYE – Beatles just as confounding as the scientific community!