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The real global warming news

JLF’s Roy Cordato has it:

But wait: There’s more news that you probably missed. Now this is a headline that did appear, but not in any venue that you are likely to have noticed: “Met Office Forecasts No Global Temperature Rise.” This headline appeared on a pretty obscure website called “The Observatory.” And who is the Met Office? It is the United Kingdom Met Office, and Met is short for “Meteorological.” The UK Met Office is heavily relied upon by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, both for climate data and climate forecasts.

So what is the Met Office predicting? No warming for at least the next five years. This is on top of its own data showing that there has been no warming for the last 15 years. According to the Met Office, the planet is looking at 20 years with no warming trend.

Here’s my question regarding global warming: For the past 40-plus years, ever since the evil President Nixon proposed the EPA, we’ve had stringent environmental regulations in place. Reading the mainstream media headlines on global warming these days, are we to assume that those environmental regulations haven’t worked?

7 Responses to “The real global warming news”

  • Jan
    22
    2013

    “are we to assume that those environmental regulations haven’t worked?”

    Sam, you’ve been writing for what seems like a long time now. How about taking it to a higher level? Playing dumb is becoming your trademark and it’s old and boring and I’m sure you can do better. You’re bordering on irrelevance.

  • Jan
    22
    2013

    And, as you’ll notice if you reply to this comment, your comment module is throwing error warnings. Please fix.

  • Jan
    22
    2013

    I’m just asking a question, Roch. Anyone who has an answer is free to weigh in.

  • Jan
    22
    2013

    We are mere observers of the weather, not managers.
    Man is not strong enough to change the weather.
    The best predictor of future weather is past weather.
    Weather trends of cyclical warming and cooling have existed since man lived in caves and slew beasts with clubs for subsistence. Trying to assign some cause-and-effect between how we live and the vagaries of the weather is a money-making venture for some to the disservice of us all.

  • Jan
    22
    2013

    Okee dokee.

  • Jan
    22
    2013

    And that’s my point, Jaycee—I’m not saying environmental regulation is bad, although you can make the point that lately it’s been overreaching— but for 40 years we’ve been trying to influence weather only to learn —if you believe many —that we’re doomed anyway?

  • Jan
    24
    2013

    The Met Office has put out a press release saying it’s finding has been misreported or interpreted:

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/decadal-forecasts

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