Friday, July 12, 2013

What Happened to Global Warming?; July 11th and Still No 90 Degree Plus Days in Indianapolis

I woke up this morning to a chill in the air.  My phone said it was 60 degrees outside.  My inclination was to flip on the heat. Then I remembered that it was the middle of July in Indiana.  

I get a kick out of the alarmists who point to weather as evidence of global warming.  During the history of our planet, short term warming and cooling periods last tens of thousands of years and long term trends last hundreds of thousands if not millions of years.  Yet despite the fact that the life span of an individual, some 75 years or so, barely represents a tiny grain of sand on an enormous beach, alarmists insist they can see the climate changing before their very eyes.

Last summer it was very hot in the Hoosier state. By July 11, 2012, we had 26 days of 90 degree and above temperatures.  Before the end of the year, this number would inflate to 51.  With glee the alarmists were convinced they had proof of global warming.

A year later, as of July 11th, we have had zero days where temperatures have exceeded 90 degrees.  That is ZERO.   What happened to global warming?

Of course the global warming alarmists will point out to the fact that the weather this summer is just that - weather - which is not the same thing as climate.  But if alarmists can use the 2012 summer as proof of their global warming theory, why is that the summer of 2013 should not be considered?

The global warming alarmists have long since figured out that they can't keep dismissing evidence which actually might show temperatures heading down rather than up.  So they came up with the idea of just repackaging their alarmism as "climate change."  That way they are always right as the climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years and is unlikely to stop anytime soon.

18 comments:

RhondaLeeBaby69 said...

Yet again you cherry-pick your data and fail to mention that Indiana just had its 15th warmest winter (out of the last 118).

You also neglect to mention that we are only 3 weeks into summer.

No one is buying your manufactured indignation.

Ellen said...

You're confusing weather and climate, again, Paul.

Jon Easter said...

I guess we should just ignore the Chicago-sized glacier that just broke off the Antarctic Ice Shelf.

Yep...nothing to see here...please disperse.

http://www.weather.com/news/science/giant-iceberg-breaks-antarctic-glacier-20130711

Pete Boggs said...

The rock's certainly cooled since the time when scientists claim it was a hot hurling galactic ghetto mass.

Owl Bore is saving the planet; by tens of thousands of square feet in development (planet coverage & conditioning) & jet fuel consumption by the tens p' thousands o' gallons.

His self righteous deception & boundless greed likewise fuel car-bone credit schemes of pyramidal proportion.

The global worming, cash angling fraud squad has a corruption problem that's destructive to legitimate science & conservation.

All that said, it's still fun to imagine Owl dancing...

Pete Boggs said...

The rock's certainly cooled since the time when scientists claim it was a hot hurling galactic ghetto mass.

Owl Bore is saving the planet; by tens of thousands of square feet in development (planet coverage & conditioning) & jet fuel consumption by the tens p' thousands o' gallons.

His self righteous deception & boundless greed likewise fuel car-bone credit schemes of pyramidal proportion.

The global worming, cash angling fraud squad has a corruption problem that's destructive to legitimate science & conservation.

All that said, it's still fun to imagine Owl dancing...

Sadie Pepper said...

Come on Paul, you're too smart to write this BS. You are better than this.

Cato said...

Paul, your lack of Science education is disturbing.

Dr. Johannes Antiautoheimer clearly proved the following:

1. A rise in temperatures is proof of of global warming, and;

2. A reduction in temperatures is proof of global warming.

I wish you'd spend some time reading the relevant literature prior to opining.

Cato said...

As always, Sadie, a stupid response from you.

You looked like a stammering fool on the abortion thread. I see you're not capable of more on other subjects.

goodneighborsam said...

abortions have been happening for centuries, but still no rapture or apocalypse - therefore there must not be a God - same reasoning

Pete Boggs said...

Among others, Dixie L Ray, marine biologist, author of Trashing The Planet (and other titles), WA state Gov & cutting critic of the Rio Summit & psycho-babbling, statist bobbling enviro-mentals, did not struggle with the science...

Downtown Indy said...

Ice Age Now

Paul K. Ogden said...

Wow, I should have checked these comments sooner.

Jon, overall the ice shelf in Antarctica is increasing. It is not decreasing.

Rhonda and Ellen, you missed the point of what I wrote I was pointing out how you can't use the weather to say what is happening with climate. was using this year's cooler than normal weather against the alarmists to make the point of how it's wrong to use weather as being evidence of climatic change lasting hundreds of thousands of years if not millions.

For some reason, alarmists can only see the folly of using weather to prove climate when it's done by someone who doesn't believe in the global warming theory. When they do the exact same thing, they are oblivious to how wrong it is to say weather equals climate.

draxolotl said...

Whoa, it is 20 degrees colder than it was just yesterday afternoon! If the weather keeps cooling off at this rate, all the oceans will be frozen solid by October!

Holy moly.

I would just laugh and shake my head at climate change deniers, except the result of their bull-headed refusal to look at global data trends is insidious: hindrance of policies that might start to quell the damage we're doing to our planet.


Try looking at GLOBAL data. It's global warming, not "Indianapolis warming." Here's a start for you: http://ete.cet.edu/gcc/?/resourcecenter/slideshow/3/1

According to the scientific consensus, the Earth is currently storing about 100 zettajoules of excess heat over what it would if not for anthropogenic CO2. If you don't know what the prefix "zetta" means, look it up. It's big.


Pete Boggs said...

"Climate change" is command of obvious, boorishly leveraged as a political scheme; not open minded, scientific inquiry.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Perhaps I didn't make my point clear...it built on other things I've written about in the past.
You cannot use weather as proof of global warming. The piece was mocking the tactics of the alarmists who do exactly that all the time.

Draxoloti, you bring up regional warming as not being global warming. Absolutely. Yet alarmists do that all the time. Last year the focus was on the very hot summer in the US But much of the world had cooler than normal temps. Alarmists point to world temps (as if you can stick a thermometer in the world and take its temperature) when it suits them and focuses on the US temps or Europe or some other area in other years when it supports their cause.

It's selective use of data and it is a dishonest approach to the issue. It's also looking at weather. If the alarmists wanted an honest consideration of global warming, they would look at all the climate data, not just the last 140 years of official temps which is a tiny blip of time.

But an honest intellectual approach to the global warming issue is apparently too much to ask. It's a shame that our science has become so politicized that it comes down to people selectively using data to support a political agenda.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Oh, and Droxoloti, there is no "scientific consensus" as you claim. I'm surprised you didn't cite that bogus 97% of the scientists agree on anthropogenic global warming claim. Talk about cooking the numbers.

draxolotl said...

Wrong. Those interested in a truly scientific approach would point to global, multi-year (and multi-decade) trend data ALL THE TIME. And I do just that. I would never use the argument that it was hot last summer, so global warming must be true. Nor should you use the argument that "it's cooler than last summer - see? No global warming!" The fact is, the earth's atmosphere and oceans are storing something on the order of 10^23 joules more heat than in the pre-industrial era. I challenge you to furnish me with a convincing, global piece of data that counters that.

Look, I would love for global warming not to be reality. But sadly, it is. You want an open, scientific discussion? Great, so do I! I gave you a trove of global data that support global warming. Now, you give me ONE piece of quantifiable GLOBAL data that refutes global warming.

I will concede that I, too, doubt that 97% of scientists support the theory of anthropogenic global warming. But 90% might be a realistic number. I am a scientist; would you like me to go around work and take a poll for you? Or would you simply accuse me of rigging the numbers in my favor?

Pete Boggs said...

And, too much of it, way too much, is a scam:

www.globalclimatescam.com