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Volcanoes, Sun Blamed For Global Warming Pause

From the National Journal:

Separating Science From Spin on the Global-Warming ‘Pause’

By Patrick Reis and Marina Koren | August 21, 2013

"If the planet is warming, why have temperatures been steady for a decade?" That question is now the go-to counterpoint for global-warming skeptics, and it has long been a sticking point for scientists as they try to explain their climate conclusions to an increasingly polarized public.

The public is not becoming "polarized." They are finally seeing global warming as the hoax that it is.

The debate was reborn anew last week when a leaked draft of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change upcoming report conceded that warming has largely paused over the past decade, prompting outcry from skeptics and leading conservative news outlets (including Fox News) to play up the pause in their reporting.

Because responsible journalists would have ignored the UN’s admission. Or papered it over.

Climate scientists largely agree that warming has paused over the past decade (especially in measurements of surface temperature), but they say that break is temporary, and the near-consensus on human-caused global warming remains unbroken.

This "temporary break" has gone on for more than 17 years. Which is getting to be longer than the alleged warming period. Which supposedly began in the early 1980s.

The IPCC report attributes this hiatus to short-term factors that result in temporary cooling periods, including volcanoes, solar cycles, absorbent oceans, non-greenhouse-gas pollutants, and a string of other temporary-yet-powerful natural forces.

What’s temporary about any of them? But haven’t we been told for years that solar cycles have nothing to do with global warming?

Blame the volcanoes

While greenhouse gases are trapping heat, volcanoes are doing their best to block it out…

That’s exactly what’s happening right now, according to a study released in March. Since 2000, volcanic [emissions] increased their heat-blocking ability by between 4 percent and 7 percent, according to the study from a team of researchers at NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Colorado, and elsewhere…

Hilarious. You see? There have never been volcanoes until the last 17 years. But the laughs don’t stop there:

The sun is dimmer … for now

During the 20th century, scientists believed that the sun emitted energy steadily enough that it couldn’t significantly affect the Earth’s climate. In 2001, a Science study found that solar highs and lows coincided with terrestrial climate cycles…

And never mind that ‘climate scientists’ denied this for years.

Greenhouse gases heat the planet, other pollutants cool it

The production and use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases often produces soot and ash, pollutants that rise into the air. There, they can change the physical properties of clouds by making them more reflective…

So we should want more pollution.

The oceans have been stockpiling extra heat

As the Earth accumulates heat, that additional energy has to go somewhere—deep inside the high seas. The Earth’s oceans have become warmer since 1955, according to the Environmental Protection Agency…

And never mind that every legitimate study has been unable to find any increase in the ocean’s temperature.

It’s all really, really complicated…

Yes, it’s usually hard to reconcile reality to a lie.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Volcanoes, Sun Blamed For Global Warming Pause”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    As a scientist, my first response would be to question if the lack of all these ‘new’ phenomena were the cause of warming in the first place. Of course that is just nonsense to climate ‘scientists’ who fail to see inverse relationships in any of their data.

  2. Noyzmakr says:

    Many sites are talking about the coming cooling of the planet due to the Solar maximum being ‘less than robust’ this cycle and is reflected in the cooler temperature records being set all of the world, but what is more astounding is the precipitation records are growing across the globe. For a planet, we’re told, starving of fresh water we sure are seeing a lot of rain and snow. Record amounts that far out weigh the temp records.

    Check the last 365 days Precip records are way ahead of cool temp records which are way ahead of warm temp records. This is all anectdotal.

  3. untrainable says:

    Since 2000, volcanic [emissions] increased their heat-blocking ability by between 4 percent and 7 percent… Anthropomorphic volcanic emissions. The way it is phrased, it sounds like the volcanic emissions have been working out at the local family fitness center. How do they increase their ability to block heat? Do they eat more roughage? A bran muffin in the morning? Maybe that gluten-free diet is finally paying off.

    The last great round of excuses for the “pause” involved all the CO2 deciding to hide at the bottom of the oceans. I’m still trying to figure out how carbon dioxide decides to do that, and here I am confronted with intelligent volcanic ash. The world is truly an amazing place.

    During the 20th century, scientists believed that the sun emitted energy steadily enough that it couldn’t significantly affect the Earth’s climate. Think about that statement. Why haven’t these people been ridiculed into obscurity?

  4. Noyzmakr says:

    Did you know that it can’t rain without pollution? Water molecules in clouds attach themselves to dust and/or aerosol particles which allow them to accumilate enough weight until the droplet overcomes the updraft of the wind to finally fall to earth as rain. So, no pollution, no rain. Stop all volcanoes and man made pollutants and the world will dry up like a prune.

  5. bousquem25 says:

    The only polarizing of the public is that more sheeple are waking up and realizing that global warming and all its prophets are a bunch of conmen and liars. Instead of having many people somewhat believing the crap spewing out of Al Gore’s mouth, now many are realizing that gobal warming is not happening and that man kind being the sole cause for it is stupid. I hope they are also looking at how much we are paying in extra fees and such to the crony capitalism of the global warming off set crew. I’m all for recycling plastics and such, just because it will cut foreign oil demand and hopefully get a little out of bed with the middle east.

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