Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Global Warming's Missing Heat

NPR reported Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years.
That could mean global warming has taken a breather.
But will the GW Hype take a breather?
... In fact, 80 percent to 90 percent of global warming involves heating up ocean waters. They hold much more heat than the atmosphere can.... "There has been a very slight cooling,
Not only has there been no warming, there has been a slight cooling? Sound the alert! Global Cooling (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here).
but not anything really significant," Willis says.... Trenberth and Willis agree that a few mild years have no effect on the long-term trend of global warming.
The hysteria will continue, and GQ skeptics will continue to be disparaged.
But they say there are still things to learn about how our planet copes with the heat.
What about the idea that maybe Global Warming is a big fraud.
Sweetness & Light blogged It never occurs to the writer that maybe the sea level hasn’t risen after all. That those numbers have been fueled by expectations, grant money and general hysteria. But this is your tax dollar at work, folks. Your hard earned money is being used illegally by NPR to propagandize you.

AJStrata blogged It is only a mystery to those wedded to the man-made global warming canard. To those of us who have noted failure after failure of doom & gloom predictions coming true and have been of the opinion this is one of a million natural cycles this planet has experienced this all makes sense. We are in or passing out of a warm period. The fact the waters are showing a cooling actually supports the theory we are headed for a sever down turn in global temperature due to low than normal solar/sunspot activity.

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stlwest said...

In the original article they also said that sea level has risen 1/2 inch over the last 4 to 5 years which is a lot.

Wouldn't it make sense that adding vast amounts of ice & icewater to a slowly warming ocean could result in no measurable changes being detected by the buoys?

Don Singleton said...

It might seem that way, but when you look at the amount of ice INCREASING in Antartica, and the fact tat the ice is coming back in the Artic, works against that theory