Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Global Warming - Before Gore Version

Last Friday I wrote a post about the Y2K Bug which was responsible for the Miscalculation of US Temperature Data. Fixing this bug resulted in re-evaluating the list of US warmest years. Serious is the best way to characterize the magnitude of the error. Most Global Warming Alarmists relied on this data to make their case.

Faulty data due to this bug showed 1998 to be the hottest Year, and 5 of the 10 hottest years occurring since 1990. When the Y2K Bug was fixed, the correct data showed 1934 to be the Hottest year and 5 of the 10 hottest years to be before World War II.

Warming Alarmists cite mankind's use of Fossil Fuels (Coal, Oil & Gas) as the major cause of Global Warming. But Mankind's increased use of Fossil Fuels occurred after WW II. With the Corrected Temperature Data, the link to increased Carbon Dioxide Emissions, due to the burning of Coal, Oil & Gas, was broken. The required cause and effect relationship between mankind's increased Carbon Dioxide emissions and Global Warming no longer exists.

Therefore, I was not surprised when (H/T Drudge) the "Washington Times" published Library of Congress search results which confirmed the corrected data (Inside the Beltway).
D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared." [emphasis mine]
This was only one of several articles Mr. Lockwood found. Already there are indications that World Wide, Politicians are re-thinking their Global Warming positions.
Reacting yesterday to word that certain European governments and officials are suddenly trying to abandon their costly "global warming" policies, Royal Astronomical Society fellow Benny Peiser, of the science faculty at Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain, recalls the teachings of Marcus Aurelius: "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

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