The collapse of the global warming doctrine as a supposed truth is continuing. Of course the proposition that we have entered a cooling cycle is just as tenuous. The gross climate does swing back and forth over a decent range each year with the shifting of the seasons. Some years a range of forcing agents takes it a little higher and some years they do not.
Since the heat input is pretty uniform and possibly subject to precise measure in time, it is better to understand what causes cooling and what the agents are. Thinking of climate change in terms of various cooling agents is certain to be more productive.
For example, we have a peak in cosmic ray input to the atmosphere these past few months. This permitted the prediction of a record cold winter, at least in terms of the past thirty years. This prediction can now be deemed successful. Other factors were not particularly in play, so we had an excellent test.
The sea ice comment here is not so correct. The sea ice is continuing to lose mass as of last summer. There is a difference between area and mass. However this winter is cold and this process of mass decline may be halted this year. As I have posted, this sea ice effect appears to be caused by a change in the geometry of the circum polar current and it is likely a driver of climate rather than a victim of climate change.
And yes, the doctrine of man caused climate change was a bad idea as I pointed out in my first post back in 2007, not least because it was unnecessary in terms of the agendas that need to be pursued, but because the likelihood of it been run over with a truck by Mother Nature approached certainty. I just did not think she would be so quick of the mark.
Cal Thomas: Global warming is a falling doctrine
By: CAL THOMAS
January 14, 2010
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