[ExI] Global Temperatures to Decrease

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Apr 19 07:44:30 UTC 2008

On Apr 17, 2008, at 12:48 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:

> At 08:56 AM 4/17/2008 -0700, Lee wrote:
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7329799.stm
>> Summary:
>> * Global temperatures for 2008 will be slightly cooler than last  
>> year.
> Yayyy! All that bullshit "global warming" panic is over! Oh, wait,  
> it goes on:
>> But this year's temperatures would still be way above the average -
>> and we would soon exceed the record year of 1998 because of global
>> warming induced by greenhouse gases....
>> Researchers say the uncertainty in the observed value for any
>> particular year is larger than these small temperature differences.
>> What matters, they say, is the long-term upward trend.

Actually there have been years warmer than 1998 in the last 100  
years.   If we examine the many climate studies the Kyoto Protocol  
grew out of the median expected increase is about 1.2 degree C over  
the next 100 years.  Hardly something to get that excited about since  
within recorded history there were long periods of much warmer  
temperature than that.   The Kyoto Protocol if implemented fully would  
make a projected (by its proponents) difference of around  .1 degree  
over that period.

- samantha
> Damien Broderick
> [There we were this morning, tearing along the freeway at 80, then we
> went on a feeder and slowed for a red light. For the last 20 seconds,
> our speed dropped well below 80. In fact, it went to zero! A new
> trend! No-ideological-bullshit-conclusion: traveling from now on will
> be really, really slow]
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