Newly released data confirms the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997, and leading...

Newly released data confirms the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997, and leading climate scientists say the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output which threatens colder seasons. This could have significant long-term consequences for investments in alternative energy technologies, as much of it has been driven by fears of man-made global warming. (submitted by John Petersen)

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  • davidingeorgia
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    "This could have significant long-term consequences for investments in alternative energy technologies, as much of it has been driven by fears of man-made global warming which were created by an alliance between "scientists" willing to commit fraud for funding and money- and power-grubbing politicians and bureaucrats looking to increase both in what could turn out to be the largest scam in human history."




    A nice sub-head for this would be: Al Gore Hardest Hit
    30 Jan 2012, 06:25 AM Reply Like
  • lbarbato
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    Wow, what a slanted article. In the 11 years since 2000, 9 of them have been the warmest years ever recorded according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. They've kept temperature records since 1880, and their analysis using actual data rather than models is available here:


    In any case, NASA scientists acknowledge the solar minimum, but believe its effects are only offsetting more rapid warming later this decade.
    30 Jan 2012, 07:49 AM Reply Like
  • jtthomas240
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    If you go to the Met Office website, they point out all the errors in this report. It was released by one author in the Met, not the entire Met Office, and more seasoned colleagues had pointed out the errors in his factual analysis.

    7 Feb 2012, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    The article you reference is titled:


    "Decline in solar output unlikely to offset global warming"


    I like that word "unlikely" really gives you a sense of confidence that the "science is settled". Their sooooooper computers say it can't be true because the models of the earth's climate don't allow it.


    Gee I think that's called a circular argument which gives new meaning to the phrase "Begin With The End in Mind". That might be a great way to build a scam or create propaganda but it's not how you follow the Scientific Method.


    Won't be able to "hide that decline" for too much longer especially when the Thames starts freezing over again.


    At least they have the guts to still call this scam "global warming".
    7 Feb 2012, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    No, they're way ahead of you. It's, now, "climate change." Brilliant! No matter what happens, it's the fault of evil man and a problem.


    Send in all your tax dollars, now. Get with the program!
    7 Feb 2012, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Where did you get your science degree? Glenn Beck University? Exactly.


    Mindless twits don't mind we spend billions more on useless oil subsidies.
    17 Jun 2012, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    If we can cool the planet and lower the sea levels in order to ward off global warming, it follows that we now reverse the prescriptions and do what we can to warm the planet and raise the sea levels.


    Break out the Right Guard!
    30 Jan 2012, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    Obivously the planet is wrong and the global warming models must be right - there is no way the math could be incorrect because it is calculated by a "sooooooper-computer". I bet the earth doesn't even know how to add.
    30 Jan 2012, 09:11 AM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Obviously Fox News and the dailymail must be correct and couldn't possibly have an agenda...
    17 Jun 2012, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    it's not about the message of greens- this idea is about the sun putting out less radiation, which will lead to less warmth from that radiation.


    it's about one soooper computer's model of sun activity being factored into another soooper computer's model of climate.


    let's pick a side, hide behind some trees, and fling poop at each other. better than working together to find common understandings, eh?
    30 Jan 2012, 09:20 AM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    What goes up, must come down. Spinning wheel, goes around.
    30 Jan 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • melheath
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    The reason why scientists have for many years termed the trend climate change, rather than global warming, is because the increased energy in the atmospheric system is expressed not only in increased temperatures but also in more dramatic temperature shifts, stronger (higher energy) storms and precipitation events, and then shifts in seasonal progression and shifts in both wind and oceanic currents. In natural systems, carbon is energy. The fact that man has added massive amounts of carbon to the atmosphere, through the burning of fossil fuels that had been sequestered in the ground for millions of years, is not in dispute. Climate change is not a political issue, it's a scientific fact. What to do in preparation for continuing climate change, and how to prevent further deterioration of the climate system -- those are political issues. I myself would rather invest in solutions for the future. (This is again a record-breaking year of heat extremes and their consequences - the cited study is not valid.)
    16 Jul 2012, 01:59 AM Reply Like
  • TNflash
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    I am not a meteorologist or climate scientist but I can see spring arriving earlier and earlier, I can feel the sun not heating my skin but burning my skin in summer, I see the damage that more numerous, much more powerful tornadoes are doing around me, I can see the news other about abnormal weather all around the world. If this is happening while the sun is heading for a grand minimum orbit, then we are in deep do when it goes the other way. To survive we better put solar technologies, fuel cell research, battery development, family planning and conservation in high gear. I believe people supporting the continuation of burning coal and oil are trying to sell off of mankind's future for their own profit.
    9 Apr 2015, 06:57 PM Reply Like
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