by James Delingpole
squirts from a frozen fountain
Global warming alarmist
global elite circles
will ignore this report because it doesn't fit their
agenda, which is to drive people into 'Sustainable
Development' aka Technocracy.
alarm, there is no rationalization to lock up
property and resources.
'Greatest Two-Year Cooling Event in a Century' Shock
Our planet has just experienced the most extreme two-year cooling
event in a century.
But where have you seen
this reported anywhere in
the mainstream media? You haven't,
even though the figures are pretty spectacular.
As Aaron Brown
reports here at Real Clear
From February 2016 to
February 2018 (the latest month available) global average
temperatures dropped 0.56°C.
You have to go back
to 1982-84 for the next biggest two-year drop, 0.47°C - also
during the global warming era.
All the data in this
essay come from GISTEMP Team, 2018: GISS Surface Temperature
Analysis (GISTEMP). NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
(dataset accessed 2018-04-11 at
This is the standard
source used in most journalistic reporting of global average
The 2016-18 Big Chill was composed of two Little Chills:
A similar event from
February to June 2018 would bring global average temperatures
below the 1980s average. February 2018 was colder than February
To put this temperature
drop in context, consider that this is enough to offset by more than
half the entirety of the global warming the planet has experienced
since the end of the 19th century.
Since the end of the
Little Ice Age in the 1880s, the
planet has warmed by about 0.8ºC.
You might think that was
not a particularly drastic rate of warming to worry about. You might
also note that such a rate of warming is well precedented in periods
throughout history, such as during the Minoan, Roman and Medieval
Nonetheless this 0.8ºC
rise - 0.9ºC, at a push - is the terrible climatic event the
alarmist establishment has been assuring these last few
decades is the worst thing ever and something that should worry us
So, is this sudden cooling an even-worse thing? Not necessarily.
As Brown goes on to
explain in his piece, you can't extrapolate trends from such a short
time scale. Well, not unless you're a climate alarmist…
As we know from long
experience, if it had been the other way round - if the planet had
warmed by 0.56 degrees C rather than cooled, the media would have
been all over it.
My point is that statistical cooling outliers garner no media
The global average
temperature numbers come out monthly.
If they show a new
hottest year on record, that's a big story.
If they show a big
increase over the previous month, or the same month in the
previous year, that's a story.
If they represent a
sequence of warming months or years, that's a story.
When they show cooling of
any sort - and there have been more cooling months than warming
months since anthropogenic warming began - there's no story...
Meanwhile a study (The
Impact of Recent Forcing and Ocean Heat Uptake Data on estimates of
Climate Sensitivity) by Judith Curry and Nic
Lewis - also largely unreported by the mainstream media -
confirms what sceptics have been saying for years:
that the computer
models used by the alarmist establishment to predict global
warming are running too hot.
Investors Business Daily:
In the study, authors
Nic Lewis and Judith Curry looked at actual temperature records
and compared them with climate change computer models.
What they found is
that the planet has shown itself to be far less sensitive to
increases in CO2 than the climate models say.
As a result, they
say, the planet will warm less than the models predict, even if
we continue pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.
As Lewis explains:
imply that, for any future emissions scenario, future
warming is likely to be substantially lower than the central
computer model-simulated level projected by the (United
Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -
IPCC), and highly unlikely
to exceed that level."
This brings projected "global
warming" from being 'potentially dangerous' to being
Which is why, of course,
it is unlikely to get much attention from a scientific establishment
a complicit media that much prefers
to ramp up the global warming scare - even when the evidence
doesn't support it...