Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Reference: Global cooling, September, 2008
The temperature data for August has just been released by NASA. The data show that the mean monthly surface temperature on earth in August, 2008 was 14.38 C compared with 14.77 C in August of 2007 - a cooling of 0.39 Centigrade degrees. To make sure that the August temperature was not a freak occurrence we may compare one year moving averages. This average for September of 2007 to August of 2008 was 14.53 C and the corresponding average one year earlier was 14.76 C - a cooling of 0.23 Centigrade degrees. Had differences of this magnitude been in the other direction there would have been alarming press releases from the IPCC that global warming is at the tipping point and spinning out of control because we are emitting carbon dioxide by using fossil fuels. But, sadly for the global warmists, no matter how you look at the temperature data from 1998 to 2008, they do not present any evidence of global warming. In fact they show a clear cooling trend in recent years in spite of the fact that greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels are at their highest levels in history.