Monday, September 16, 2013

Mike Butler: Ice increase riles global warmers

Six years ago, the BBC cited climate scientists in predicting that the Arctic would be ice-free in (the northern) summer by 2013. Instead, Arctic ice now covers nearly a million more square miles of ocean than in August 2012 — an increase of 60 percent. This has led Britain's Mail on Sunday to report:
"Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of the century — a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading."
The newspaper also asserted that global warming had paused since the beginning of 1997. The pause is "important," the Mail stated, because predictions of ever-increasing global temperatures "have made many of the world's economies divert billions of pounds into 'green' measures to counter climate change. Those predictions now appear gravely flawed."

Arctic ice now extends from Canada's northern islands to Russia's northern shore, blocking the Northwest Passage, and more than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it from the Atlantic to the Pacific have been left ice-bound. Professor Anastasios Tsonis of the University of Wisconsin, who has investigated ocean cycles, said:
"We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped."
The Mail article, heavily criticized by global warmers, points to evidence that Arctic ice levels are cyclical. There was a massive melt in the 1920s and 1930s, followed by an intense re-freeze that did not end until 1979 — the year the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the shrinking of Arctic ice began.

Evidence that there has been no global warming since 1997 has been available for years but has been ignored by the mainstream media – until now in the northern hemisphere. But New Zealand’s NIWA, a crown-owned water and atmospheric research company, still pushes global warming propaganda out to the mainstream media.

NIWA collaborated in a report titled Explaining extreme events of 2012 from a climate perspective, which is based on computer model simulations both with and without the effects of climate change and found that greenhouse gas emissions had boosted available moisture in the atmosphere.

And the Dominion Post, which publicised the report last week, quoted climate scientist Jim Salinger as saying:
“As the climate warms up, we’re likely to see more heavy rainfall events . . . as the century progresses.”
It would appear that the science behind the theory of human-induced global warming, also known as climate change, is far from settled.

1. Global Warming Warnings Called 'Gravely Flawed', Newsmax, September 16, 2013.
2. Deluge in 2011 was our worst: study. The Dominion Post, September 10, 2013.

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