More evidence By Jack Kelly
March was cold in Pittsburgh. Britain had its coldest March since 1962. In Germany, this was the coldest March in 130 years.
the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth's surface have been
flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar," The
Economist magazine noted March 30.
puzzles the editors, because according to the theory of anthropogenic
(man-made) global warming -- which The Economist has assiduously
promoted for lo these many decades -- this can't be happening, because
it's emissions from our automobiles and factories that have caused the
planet to warm.
long "pause" in warming doesn't mean the problem is going away, the
editors said. But it does indicate computer models have exaggerated the
amount of warming, they acknowledged.
fact, "global warming" has existed essentially only in computer models.
According to satellite measurements, temperatures in the lower
atmosphere in March were just 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees
Fahrenheit) warmer than they had been in 1979, when James Hansen of the
Goddard Institute of Space Studies first raised alarm.
temperatures were just 0.18 degrees Celsius (.32 degrees Fahrenheit)
higher than the average for the last 33 years, about 0.4 degrees Celsius
(0.7 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than when warming peaked in 1997 --
well within the range of natural fluctuations. The difference in average
temperature between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in March is much
greater than that (3 degrees Fahrenheit).
assumptions in climate models he examined are at odds with
meteorological science, said New Zealand chemist Vincent Gray, an
"expert reviewer" for the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change since the first IPCC report in 1990. Among the goofs he spotted
were a gross overestimation of the concentration of CO2 in the
atmosphere; an assumption the sun shines in the same place 24 hours a
day; and a failure to account for most mechanisms of heat transfer.
computer models "are full of fudge factors," especially with regard to
the role of clouds, said Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson.
were honest mistakes made in good faith, Mr. Gray assumes. This isn't
necessarily so. Shaun Marcott, an Earth scientist at Oregon State
University, and colleagues published last month a study which, according
to The New York Times, found that "global temperatures are warmer than
at any time in at last 4,000 years."
Justin Gillis doubtless drew that conclusion from a graph that showed
temperatures declining gradually over 5,000 years, followed by a sharp
uptick in the 20th century. There'd been more warming in the last 100
years than in the previous 11,500, the graph indicated.
the data Mr. Marcott et. al. collected showed no such thing. They'd
created the "hockey stick" in the graph by arbitrarily changing the
dates on some of the core samples they used as temperature proxies.
20th century portion of our paleotemperature stack is not statistically
robust, cannot be considered representative of global temperature
changes," Mr. Marcott admitted in an email March 31.
this wasn't scientific misconduct, "it is far too close to that line
for comfort," said Colorado State University climate scientist Roger
1993 and 2012, the U.S. government spent between $140 billion and $150
billion on "climate change" studies, according to the Government
Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service.
loot didn't go to skeptics. Mr. Marcott et. al. weren't the first to
massage data to keep the grant money coming. But what's been spent on
studies of dubious merit is a pittance compared to subsidies, tax
credits and mandates for "alternative" energy -- $90 billion in
President Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus bill alone.
the subsidies, dozens of the firms that received them are in financial
trouble. That's because they produce little energy at high cost -- for
reasons anyone who got a passing grade in high school physics ought to
be able to figure out.
justification for these wildly uneconomic subsidies has been that
burning fossil fuels dangerously warms the planet. But the planet hasn't
warmed since 1997. Since 2009, it's been cooling. A "Little Ice Age,"
like that between 1300 and 1850, begins next year, predicts professor
Habibullo Abdusamatov of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
warming is a hoax, said 37 percent of respondents in a poll last week.
If Mr. Abdusamatov is correct, that number surely will rise.