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I thought we were all going to drown in 10 years. "Never mind," say scientists.
The article doesn't even bother to mention that we've had over ten years with no warming, in complete contradiction of all warming models. That's "climate change" for you. Now, any "warming" is real, but any cooling is an accident. But what if the warming was an accident, and long-term cooling is real? No doubt Al Gore's hedge fund is now going long the goose-down futures market.
This reminds me of Paul Krugman predicting 15 of the last two recessions. Now watch the ideological warmingists "adjust" their models to keep the cash coming in.
Up here in Yankeeland, there's the old saying "If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes."
From what I have been able to learn, some warming would be good for the human race for food and wine production, as it has been in history. Nevertheless, I am not throwing away my ski parkas. We are having a dang cold Spring up here.
Has anyone seen the system test plans for any of these "computer models"? How were their results verified? Were CMMI or ISO-9000 standards followed? Were their processes audited? Maybe this model is wrong and the previous models were right. Or the other way 'round. Or neither. Who knows...
They are just covering their butts. This way when it continues to get colder, they can claim that its just a temporary thing and we are still in global warming. They will continue getting their grants.
My natural gas bills have shown a colder or as cold as month vs same month last year since November when we crank it up.
April 2007 avg. daily temp (Portland OR) = 49°F
April 2008 avg. daily temp (Portland OR) = 46°F
Do they think people are too stupid to see for themselves this obvious lie?
Although, I still get folks telling me the cooling is part of global warming... Same folks never have an answer to "Which is better- cooler or warmer?" The part of them that wants to answer "cooler" is still thawing out from this long ass winter.