December 29, 2007
If the data supports a belief in human induced global warming, then nobody should be afraid to discuss the views held by many dissenters. Personally, I’m sitting on the fence. I have noticed in my own hometown a gradual increase in winter temperatures, but that in itself does not prove a correlation with human activity. I admit I have not read the scientific papers… I should probably do that. Anyhow, the following is a summary of the opposing perspective.
“They turned up an error in NASA’s methods for recording US temperatures… The data correction reduced the mean US temperature by about 0.15 ÂºC for the years 2000 through 2006… The new top 10 hottest years in the US are: 1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931, 1999, 1953, 1990, 1938 and 1939.”
Source: NASA weather errors sparks global warming debate. The Register
“The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased. Temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should according to the fundamental theory behind global warming – the greenhouse effect. Something else is happening and it is vital that we find out what or else we may spend hundreds of billions of pounds needlessly.”
Source: Has global warming stopped? New Statesman
“Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap… Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.”
Source: Climate change hits Mars Times Online
“Global warming has finally been explained: the Earth is getting hotter because the Sun is burning more brightly than at any time during the past 1,000 years, according to new research.”
Source: The truth about global warming – it’s the sun that’s to blame. Telegraph
Next is a highly controversial documentary first aired on channel 4 in the UK this year, titled The Great Global Warming Swindle.