There's no saving this planet without a savior!

While I've read reports like these before, it's a bit of a shock to see them finding their way into the BBC. But find its way this one did, with a headline sexy enough to make any sceptic drool:

What happened to global warming?

This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.

But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

So what on Earth is going on?

Climate change sceptics, who passionately and consistently argue that man's influence on our climate is overstated, say they saw it coming.

Yes, I saw it coming. So did M. Simon.

What's a real shocker is that the Arctic ice has also failed to melt as predicted, and in fact, it's growing. While Glenn Reynolds opines that this doesn't fit the narrative, I'm thinking that it might be time for a narrative change. A sea change in the narrative, so to speak. Because, if present trends continue, President Obama might just be able to walk to Norway on the ice to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize.

What more proof do we need that He is a miracle worker who walks on water?

(As I said, we need a sea change in the narrative....)

posted by Eric on 10.10.09 at 12:17 PM


" Record Report

Statement as of 11:05 am CDT on October 10, 2009

... Record minimum temperature tied at Omaha Eppley, Nebraska...

The record minimum temperature of 27 degrees at 9:06 am CDT on
Saturday, the 10th of October, equaled the record set in 1872.
The reading of 27 degrees is likely to be broken by days end to
set a new record low for this date.

Larry Sheldon   ·  October 10, 2009 12:52 PM

That 1998 number was "corrected" by NASA to some year in the 30s. I don't feel like trying to find it, it's a pain.

That's typical of global warmmongers.
Scream the lie, whisper the correction

The Wash Post is great for that.
Polar Ice melting, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!, then a few days later a small correction, "The ice melt was actually below average."

So the whole premise was shot down but most people don't read the corrections page.

And that's what they count on.

I am on record as saying that by 2011 Gorequemada will start talking about the coming ice age caused by too much industrialization and we need to send him money to fix it.

What I'm hoping is that by the time he notices it's cooling the Sun will start up again so wherever the Gorecicle goes it'll be 20 degrees warmer than usual.

Because Gaia hates Al Gore.

Veeshir   ·  October 10, 2009 1:30 PM

And for the record, google returns no hits for "Gorecicle".
Did I coin that?
This post isn't coming back either but I don't know how google works.

Veeshir   ·  October 10, 2009 1:32 PM

Nevermind, I put it in quotes and I got a bunch of hits.
I figured it was too obvious.

Veeshir   ·  October 10, 2009 1:33 PM


Please, we all must stop operating under the assumption that the AGW pushers, Al Gore and ilk, ever had the "welfare of Mother Earth" as their motivation.

They are after one thing, one thing only.


Cap-n-trade, banning incadescent bulbs, banning fireplaces, refusing to drill for oil, natural gas or build nuclear power plants ... all just means to a statist end.

Global warming or global cooling, it's all the same.

Darleen   ·  October 10, 2009 11:00 PM

fuck Global warming Eric, you hate Somalis...

Anonymous   ·  October 11, 2009 2:52 AM

Thanks for the link.

I must say though. I do miss the days when the warmists would descend on a post like this and there would be spirited discussion.

There are not as many believers as there used to be. People are losing faith.

Let me mention that the ski season in Colorado is opening at the earliest date in 40 years. This winter will kill "global warming". It will be a joke.

M. Simon   ·  October 11, 2009 5:32 AM

Maybe "Global warming" is dead but the fact is that governments have bought the deal and we will be paying the cost for years.
EU news reports constantly refer to global warming as a fact.

Hugh   ·  October 11, 2009 12:03 PM

Can i take a one small picture from your blog?

AnnaHopn   ·  October 22, 2009 1:47 AM

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