Cool Climate Change

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Cool climate change reports Deroy Murdock of Scripps Howard News Service and media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, 7 July 2009. In spite of continued dire warnings about global warming, June was an unusually cold month on both sides of the globe. Summer temperatures in Manhattan, Boston, Phoenix, the Yucca Valley (California) and Los Angeles have been the mildest for over a century. In the southern hemisphere unusually cold winters have been reported in Brazil, South Africa and New Zealand. New Zealand's National Climate Centre issued a press release on 2 June headlined: "Temperature: lowest ever for May for many areas, colder than normal for all." Murdock then quotes former U.S. Senate Environment Committee spokesman Marc Morano: "There has been no significant global warming since 1995, no warming since 1998, and global cooling for the past few years," and "The latest global averaged satellite temperature data for June 2009 reveal yet another drop in Earth's temperature . . . Despite his dire warnings, the Earth has cooled 0.74 degrees F since former Vice President Al Gore released 'An Inconvenient Truth' in 2006."

Furthermore fifty years of carbon dioxide research by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, show that changes in carbon dioxide levels do not fit with global temperature changes. CO2 increased from 314.67 parts per million (ppm) in 1958 to 366.87 ppm by 1998. Since then global temperatures stabilised and started to cool, but CO2 continued to rise to 385.54 in December 2008.

This article was followed by a number of reader comments. Among them are reports of rising heating costs, observations on increasing Antarctic ice and not wanting to go back to the Little Ice Age. One insightful comment from a reader identifying himself as “Dr Jay” was: “But who says we know what temperature is best for the world and mankind anyway? Only man and his incredible ability to boast of his self-importance would deign to think he possesses that knowledge.”

Editorial Comment:The disconnection between global temperature and carbon dioxide noted by Murdock is an important one. Previous periods of warming have been associated with rises in CO2 but it is now known to be equally likely that the warming caused the CO2 increase. When things are warmer there is more plant and bacterial growth and more CO2 producing activity in the living world in general.

”Dr Jay” is right in asking the question about what is the right temperature for the world. The best judge of the right temperature for the world and mankind is not man, but the Creator of the world and the human race. Sadly we forfeited the best climate when we began to reject God as Lord over us. God the Creator also said to Noah after the flood (Genesis 8:22), that hot and cold times would be the norm from them until the world ends, so it is not only arrogant to claim that mankind can change what God has decreed will happen, but it means it is totally predictable that the G8 attempts to control world temperature will certainly prove they are not in charge of the climate. (Ref. atmosphere, weather, politics)

Evidence News, 5 August 2009

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