Posted by: Grant | February 10, 2015

Warmest Year In History – WRONG

It would be quite simple for our news media to pick up the phone and get a balancing comment when Climate Change claims are made.
There are any number of very qualified sceptics around.

In all the years I have been blogging I have NEVER seen that happen.
Here is a belated rebuttal to the recent global “hottest year on record” claims.

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BOSTON GLOBE

No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’
AP/file 2014
By Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist  January 29, 2015 http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/01/29/global-temperature-what-does-that-even-mean/YBuZQuXqAB5dJYznrRyVKI/story.html

” …All of which reasonably leads to the conclusion not that the planet has been relentlessly warming, but that the warming trend that peaked at the end of the 1990s has neither resumed nor reversed. Global warming has more or less been on hold since the turn of the 21st century. That hiatus poses something of an inconvenient truth to those who believe that anthropogenic carbon-dioxide is the key driver of climate change, since CO2 emissions have continued without letup.
         
You don’t have to be a scientist to realize that climate is complicated and hard to get right. Climate models have so far been unable to accurately predict changes in global temperature. Experts didn’t foresee the global cooling that began in the 1940s and didn’t anticipate the warming cycle that started in the late 1970s. Climate science is still in its infancy, and it would be folly to treat any single explanation for changes in global temperatures as impervious to challenge or skepticism…. “

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