By Dennis T. Avery
The global cooling trend that began early in 2007 continues. America's official global reading for March, 2009 has been issued by Goddard Space Institute. The month was the coldest of this young century and colder than March of 1990. The satellite records show an even stronger recent cooling trend.
Equally interesting, Goddard says this year's March was just 0.03 degrees warmer than March of 1981, a year when the El Nino/La Nina index was approximately the same as today's. Does that mean the planet's net warming is only three hundredths of a degree C over the last 30 years? Thanks to Czech physicist Lubos Motl for spotting that relationship....
...The sunspots and cosmic rays have a 79 percent correlation with our thermometer record since 1860. Meanwhile the CO2 correlation is a mere 22 percent. I love repeating that comparison! The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change already admitted in 2001 that it's modeled "scenarios" cannot accurately predict cloud impacts on temperatures.
In addition to the sunspots, NASA's Jason satellite has confirmed the Pacific Ocean moving into its cool phase. Such cooling phases last 30 years or so. During our last cooling phase, from 1940-75, global warming should have surged if caused by industrial CO2 emissions. The world's whole industrial revolution really kicked off in 1945. Soon after that, the postwar explosion in auto emissions hit worldwide.
Hansen still claims that global warming is occurring rapidly but has been masked by aerosols in the atmosphere. The "lost heat" was supposedly lurking in the oceans. However, 3000 new Argo floats are giving us the most accurate sea temperatures ever recorded, and they say the oceans stopped warming in 2003. If the oceans aren't warming, neither is the planet.
The ongoing cooling makes it horribly difficult for President Obama to issue his long-promised multi-trillion-dollar tax on energy. Twenty-six Blue Dog Democrats recently voted against letting a carbon cap-and-trade "tax" be attached to the budgetand thus pass with less than the 60 votes otherwise required. It may now be left to the Environmental Protection Agency to declare CO2 a human health hazard and try to regulate global warming under the Clean Air Act.
We'll need still-bigger "global warming tea parties" if the EPA issues regulations to control greenhouse emissions. The ballooning cost of such regulations, in both carbon taxes and exported jobs, would dwarf even our huge new federal debt load in the long term.
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The "lost heat" was supposedly lurking in the oceans. However, 3000 new Argo floats are giving us the most accurate sea temperatures ever recorded, and they say the oceans stopped warming in 2003. If the oceans aren't warming, neither is the planet.