Heart-ache: Temperature records indicate … global cooling?

posted at 6:00 pm on February 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

They said the climate was changing, didn’t they?

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…

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 ice is back in the Arctic, too. Exit question: Is the Russian right? Time to “stock up on fur coats”?

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As Hillary said, “Whatever”.

benrand on February 27, 2008 at 7:17 PM

Well, there’s an old saying that we exploration people say:
“G-d puts oil in the ugliest places”.

Just last week, I just discovered a Cisco Reef with lots of oil in Runnels County, Texas, and one of the reasons that I felt confident in success was that the drillsite was located in the ugliest and nastiest place on the entire ranch.

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 7:12 PM

Danish most of the pictures you see of ANWR are actually Pictures of British Columbia and Yukon area. I would know I have been there as well. Not many mountians in that area are that “sharp”.

Also.. the reason it is called the North Slope.. is the fact, that it is a 5 degree incline from the sea to the Brooks Range. It doesn’t usually go above 5 degrees either. Very gradual slope, unless you want to climb a Pingo.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:19 PM

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Thanks! I don’t know a lot of Alaskans…

Don’t we already drill right next to ANWR?

Unfortunately Ted Stevens and his Bridge to Nowhere helped us lose the last election. When is he going to retire? We need someone who will push ANWR but without pork.

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 7:20 PM

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Ain’t that the damn truth!

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:20 PM

What is a Cisco Reef, please if you may?

Scoreboard44 on February 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM

AP, surely someone has sent you video of Inhofe tap-dancing and chanting “In your face, in your face” by now.

Love to see that if it ever comes out. I feel certain it must have occurred.

Uncle Pinky on February 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM

upinak

Come on down to Texas! There’s almost no Federal land here to make your life miserable.
New Mexico, unfortunately, is another story…

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM

So the cooling is caused by increase solar activity but the warming was caused by………..CO2 output?

omnipotent on February 27, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 7:20 PM

Danish… *sighs* the Bridges to nowhere is actually not true! One Bridge would be in Ketchikan to connect to the next island that has the major airport and serves over 400K people a year.

Anchorage would be the other bridge, which would connect to Wasilla (which is across the inlet maybe a mile) and would serve about 100K people a day in the winter and about 400K a day in the summer OR MORE.

I wish you all would stop on the Bridges. I would really like for these to become reality especially since Alaska was willing to pay for half of it!

And yes drilling literally on the boarder of ANWR.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Wish this would get us regular lightbulbs back…
-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 27, 2008 at 7:24 PM

So the cooling is caused by increase decreased solar activity but the warming was caused by………..CO2 output?

omnipotent on February 27, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Fixed

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:25 PM

SEE… its working!

Romeo13

This is what they did with the global cooling scare of the 70′s. When it didn’t happen, some claimed they’d fixed it because they had pressured everybody to stop using some sort of gas in our air conditioning systems and some aerosoles.

They will do the same now.

Rod on February 27, 2008 at 7:28 PM

I blame Bush.

WisCon on February 27, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Sorry that I got too technoidal – Cisco = a time period with lots of limestone reefs in Texas (300 million years ago)
West Texas was part of an ocean basin way back then.
There’s been over 40 BILLION barrels of oil production out here since 1923, and it’s all from our little sea friends.

The US could not have had so much prosperity without all that oil.

Moreover, if it weren’t for building and getting on line the Trans-Alaska pipeline (and the 10 billion barrel Prudhoe Bay discovery) in the late ’70′s, OPEC would have literally owned this country by 1981.
And remember – the damn (now-anti ANWR) greenies were opposed to building that critical pipeline as well..

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:30 PM

TexasJew

Thanks!

Scoreboard44 on February 27, 2008 at 7:32 PM

I question the timing.

corona on February 27, 2008 at 7:38 PM

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Well then what the hell is the matter with the Republican leadership that they couldn’t explain that?

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Your guess is as good as mine. But then, I have to talk like a two yr old to some people (not you of course) in which to explain things. I think if someone would have just been able to explain it, like you were talking to a new employee or student. You may have actually had something.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:42 PM

How long until your neighbor “Greens” take credit for the cooling by claiming it was their hybrid cars, Special K light bulbs, and Mother Gaia sit-ins?

You know it will happen.

Funny how the Global Warming crowd ignores the gigantic fusion bomb that is our sun.

Their refusal to credit the sun reveals their true goals: anti-industrialization, anti-westernization, conversion to [insert native or eastern religion here] and endless activist activities that prevent them from having real jobs that produce.

Let’s predict the Left’s next IMMINENT CRISIS WHICH ONLY ENLIGHTENING ORGANIC FOOD EATING VEGAN LEFTISTS can prevent!

Montana on February 27, 2008 at 7:42 PM

I hope that after Gore reads this, he then realizes his Nobel was just chocolate wrapped in gold foil.

Chuck Schick on February 27, 2008 at 6:04 PM

My new favorite comment.

joewm315 on February 27, 2008 at 7:42 PM

upinak & TexasJew

The decision to use food for fuel will bring our demise sooner than global warming ever will.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM

I actually think that the bizarre greenie-weenie bent of the current RINOish Republican Party and our so-called “business leaders” will bring our demise faster than any Global Warming scamjob.

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:49 PM

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM

I agree, but I also know how fast ethanol in any form will clog up a engine then anyone in here. Oil industry won’t even use it on the North Slope due to the cold and what it does to gasoline as well as diesel.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:49 PM

opps that was a quote.. not a strike. Sorry.

And TexasJew… yep. A Nuclear Bomb comes to mind as well.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:50 PM

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:49 PM

Also remember that ethanol is at a 50% energy deficit.
That is, it takes 50-100% more energy to produce a gallon of corn-based ethanol (in terms of a gasoline equivalent) than you get back.
In essence, more oil to import and pay for…

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:52 PM

The decision to use food for fuel will bring our demise sooner than global warming ever will.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM

Or maybe Americans will quit being so dang over weight…

doriangrey on February 27, 2008 at 7:54 PM

TexasJew on February 27, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Actually it takes 120% depending on State.

And did you hear about that tariff they have on IMPORTING enthanol. Good GOD WTF were they thinking?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 7:56 PM

That’s my point about food for fuel.

The environmentalist would have us eat where we sh!t

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 7:58 PM

You know what is funny. If they knew half of the “items” the bunny loving tree humpers were eating and how it was grown. I am giggling now thinking about it.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Or maybe Americans will quit being so dang over weight…

doriangrey on February 27, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Else doctors will refuse to treat you as well.

And to think how many dinosaurs gave their lives so I could drive my Hummer. And sugar rots my teeth.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Dinosaurs huh?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Oh I donno, environuts have mastered the gag reflex. ;)

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Somebody get that penguin a pair of mittens. Quick!

But seriously folks. The new scare term is going to be “Climate Change” instead of “Global Warming.” Let’s all say it together…. “Climate Change.”

You heard it here first.

29Victor on February 27, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Dinosaurs huh?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM

You know that childhood story of where oil originally came from.
Of course, I was crushed when I learned there was no tooth fairy.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 8:07 PM

And to think how many dinosaurs gave their lives so I could drive my Hummer. And sugar rots my teeth.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Meh, oil doesn’t come from dead dino’s. It comes from bacteria living between the earths crust and mantle.

doriangrey on February 27, 2008 at 8:08 PM

AlGore will take credit for the fantastic results of his war on Climate Change.

Just like the Internet, see?

desertdweller on February 27, 2008 at 8:13 PM

It’s always Global Climate Change in the “winter” when it is cold out, and Global Warming in the “summer” when it is hot out. Just shut your mouths and buy my carbon offsets you pinheads!

Sincerely,

Albert Gore

saltydogg14 on February 27, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Didn’t Uncle Al one time make a speech that said ” what should be down is up and what should be up is down”
Go figure

Hummer53 on February 27, 2008 at 8:28 PM

Live Earth has saved us all!!!
Thank you, thank you, artists and musicians who flew your corporate jets and took limos or tour buses to the concerts! We owe it all to you!!!
/sarc

saltydogg14 on February 27, 2008 at 8:41 PM

It just PROOVES that Al and the UN was right… because, like, they’ve been doing CARBON OFFSETS!!!

SEE… its working!

/sarc

Romeo13 on February 27, 2008 at 7:15 PM

While I am laughing, in the back of my mind I am thinking I can picture them saying that for real.

Vigilante on February 27, 2008 at 8:43 PM

ANWR Proposed Development Area .jpg

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Dalton Minimum.

Google it.

Send the info to all your Lefty friends.

The Otter on February 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM

Thanks GOD that someone finally is shutting up Fat A$$ Gore. What a fraud!

colep on February 27, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Record Snow for US in 50 Years
Coldest temps on record across the country
Overall world temp dropping
More Ice than ever before at the South Pole

colep on February 27, 2008 at 9:04 PM

TOP 10 REASONS TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT IN ANWR

As I said before, I support the proposal in ANWR.(I do consider myself a Federalist, States Rights..)

However, I also believe that we need to focus on better technologies as well, by giving the private sector tax incentives to give us better more efficient machines.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 9:09 PM

With this bunch, I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t matter whether the climate is warming or cooling…just that it’s changing. And if it is changing, then the US is to blame. Thus the US economy must be destroyed to save the earth. And if the climate happens to stay completely stable, or as the Democrats like to say, ‘Gridlocked’, then the US economy must be destroyed to make room for CHANGE!

AUINSC on February 27, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Tax incentives for success or attempts in R&D, not tax penalties or caps for those that are are in the Oil business.

We still do need, Oil and other Fossil Fuels.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 9:26 PM

I think that we are all missing the point about the Left. For some of the Left, it is all about increasing government and taxation, for the rest it is about increasing taxation and government. Any way that they can achieve one or the other is ok with them.

OldEnglish on February 27, 2008 at 10:17 PM

You can look back and see where I said this was coming about 6 months ago. It won’t stop the leftists, though. They’ll claim it’s purly anecdotal, and insist that everything is warming even while glaciers scour Florida. You are all worse than Nazis to deny their Truth.

TABoLK on February 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

However, I also believe that we need to focus on better technologies as well, by giving the private sector tax incentives to give us better more efficient machines.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 9:09 PM

Agreed, Lets start with proven green energy.

Build a Nuc powerplant in my back yard.

F15Mech on February 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

Now we need a Congressional investigation into this massive Global Warming scam, that has defrauded the American taxpayer out of billions of dollars. Lots of people need to go to jail and Al Gore is at the top of the list.

Maybe we should be kind enough to allow him to keep his “Peace Prize” in his prison cell.

The Global Warming Fraud shows the power of junk science.

Maxx on February 27, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Crap! Now what am I going to do with all these carbon offsets?

MarkM on February 28, 2008 at 12:02 AM

Great stuff. Nigh on a decade of idiots running around panicking about greenhouse emissions followed by Kyoto protocols, carbon offsets, Al Gore and his stupid concerts and then what happens? God turns the thermostat down a notch…

schiehallion on February 28, 2008 at 12:21 AM

More coal!!! Chop down the windmills and burn them for warmth!! Break out the emergency CFC hairspray!!! Trade in those roller skates for a serious SUV!!!

landlines on February 28, 2008 at 1:54 AM

and let’s make the people who hold “carbon offsets” buy twice as many “carbon Onsets” so we don’t freeze the asses off of the polar bears!!!

landlines on February 28, 2008 at 1:59 AM

Agreed, Lets start with proven green energy.

Build a Nuc powerplant in my back yard.

F15Mech on February 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

We recently closed some military bases..

Maybe those communities would like the jobs?

Chakra Hammer on February 28, 2008 at 5:14 AM

If those recently closed military bases do not want nuclear plants how about a Oil refinery or some other “new technology”.

We have so much Coal and would like to see what we could do with it.

http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/powersystems/gasification/

Chakra Hammer on February 28, 2008 at 5:20 AM

I laugh at global warming every time it snows here in Maine.

tengger on February 28, 2008 at 6:15 AM

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

How can any atheist possibly buy into the global warmingclimate change scam?

Seriously, how is this not a “while the data doesn’t disprove God’s existence, it does demonstrate clearly that powerful forces are now dwindling.”

Climate Change is a religion. A religion with no moral foundation, no call to respect and love fellow men, and no need to emphasize man’s ability to both believe and reason. If you’re against theism of all stripes, how can you buy Al Gore’s crock of ^%$*?

BKennedy on February 28, 2008 at 6:21 AM

We just need to work toward energy independence, we need more Nuclear and more use of Coal(We have so much coal).

Chakra Hammer on February 28, 2008 at 7:06 AM

Now we need a Congressional investigation into this massive Global Warming scam, that has defrauded the American taxpayer out of billions of dollars. Lots of people need to go to jail and Al Gore is at the top of the list.

Maybe we should be kind enough to allow him to keep his “Peace Prize” in his prison cell.

The Global Warming Fraud shows the power of junk science.

Maxx on February 27, 2008 at 11:40 PM

You do know that Johnny Mac has bought into this global warming hoax hook, line and sinker, don’t you? Think he ought to go to jail as well? You know if he gets elected he’ll sign onto all kinds of global treaties to give our country away to the UN.

jdawg on February 28, 2008 at 11:02 AM

Danish…

I could not find the date that McCain came up to Alaska and visited ANWR. I know it was around the time Murkowski (dad) got out of the Senate to run for Governor here. So about 6 or 7 yrs ago?!?

upinak on February 28, 2008 at 11:10 AM

In one short year the mighty Gore solves global warming, may all quake at his might. Mr Gore now will unleash his powers to remove George Bush from office by January. May all hail, Gore, Gore, Gore

jhaley on February 28, 2008 at 11:26 AM

GLOBAL WARMING=GREATEST HOAX OF OUR TIME

jimbo2008 on February 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM

GLOBAL WARMING=GREATEST HOAX OF OUR TIME

Right behind the “theory” of Darwinian Evolution.

2Brave2Bscared on February 28, 2008 at 1:01 PM

Farcical nonsense.

Jaibones on February 28, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Like it or not both presumptive nominees for the Republican party and Democrat party say they acknowledge the existence of global warming and feel it is a serious challenge worth addressing.

All I’m going to say on this is that I’m happy we’re finally starting to move away from the partisanship surrounding this issue. Lets allow a scientific debate to be had in the scientific community and leave the partisan attitudes at home on this. As McCain says, the stakes are too high.

PaulD on February 28, 2008 at 3:46 PM

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