Article: Global Warming Has Little to Do With Global Warming
Archives: Joe Bastardi
For years, Joe Bastardi was the weatherman on my "news" radio station. He is also, very clearly, a global warming "skeptic."
Over the last year, he has published a series of articles on the global warming and its politics. See the "archives" link, above.
This is his last one, because he has said everything he can and because he believes that the definitive experiment to show who is right on the global warming controversy is underway: the NASA satellites that measure global temperatures.
He sides with those that hypothesize that most of global warming we have experienced is natural and due to 30 year cycles in the way heat is processed in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Both were in a "warming" phase between 1978 and 2008, but with no additional warming after 1998 due to the fact that world temperatures had already adapted to the heat flow. The Pacific Ocean has been in a "cooling" phase since then and the Atlantic Ocean is about to enter it, as well.
With both oceans cooling, global temperatures should decrease.
Global warming models have failed to predict the current 16 year global warming hiatus. They predict temperatures should have been warming and will warm in future due to increasing CO2.
Two hypotheses. predicting opposite things. Bastardi's view is that one will be proven wrong in the next few years.
It is possible that they both be partly right. We could be in a hiatus because two major climate change factors are pulling in opposite directions.
It is also possible that they are both wrong, and the sun has much more influence on recent climate shifts than we can currently account for in our theories and models
The second part of the article gives a quick overview of the enormous amount of money that is buying global warming activism (with links). And I am including money to scientists that have to tie global warming/climate change into their research, even if the link is tenuous.
Economically, anything that is subsidized will increase.