and found that the results show April as having a decrease in world temperatures.
The CO2Sceptics forecast for Global Temps during 2008 is that they will be up and down for the remainder of the year and thats because the Solar Output of the Sun is going to be in "fits and starts". The Sun is not expected to be with the more familiar, constant and predictable energy we have seen for the past 60 years. You only have to look at the "Warm years" to see how constant that period was.
Just think of it like a unborn child moving about inside its mothers tummy, Solar Cycle 24 is not due for delivery until about 2011-2012, but before then we will have this up and down trend, giving a contrast to monthly Global Temps.
Update: IceCap/RightSideNews Global Cooling for April 2008
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It also remains to be seen if in the lead up to 2012 there is an exceptionally very warm month, and thats simply because the position of the Earth has to be in the correct location when the Sun is being active. For the past few decades the Sun has not only been more active it has also had very good connections to the Earth with its magnetic fields and solar winds.
In Solar Cycle 24 we will start to see a change to the so called normal events that has produced the warmer climate, this new cycle could be the start of what is to come in 11 years time, it is thought that this transitional Solar Cycle (24) will be both active and calm, hence the term "Fits and Starts".
At each 11 year period we change the reference number of the Solar Cycle and Solar Cycle 25 is already forecast to be a relatively "Calm Sun" from 2019. As a result we should start to see "Global Cooling" in 11 years rather than the much over publicised "Global Warming" that started from about Solar Cycle 18, more of that at in a later news blog.
The above graph is put together so you can compare 2008 to the top warm years of 1998, 2005, 2003 & 2002. The four bars are for the months of January, February, March & April as you can see 2008 started very poorly due to the "Calm Sun" period at the start of Solar Cycle 24, March was just an active part of this new cycle and not the result of "Man Made Climate Change".
Will 2008 make it into the top 10 years?
We very much doubt it.
Will 2008 make it into the top 4 years?
As you can see from the above graph there is little or no chance of that.
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Bad news for Al Gore's cult.
First, the PDO has shifted into a cool phase after a generation being in its warm phase. I see that the believers are already staking out a position that this will mask the continuing problem of AGW.
From all I've been reading, SC23 just keeps on running and, since it appears it hasn't yet hit minimum, will probably be the longest cycle in at least a century. This will probably serve to deepen the effects of the PDO's cool phase.
The really bad news for the AGW cult will appear if the SIM hypothesis of Rhodes Fairbridge is proven to be true over the course of SC24 & SC25. With the cumulative effect of several quiet solar cycles, the effects of galactic cosmic rays on cloud formation should gradually become apparent.
Speculation might even raise the possibility of another Little Ice Age, though that remains to be seen. It would require a true unbiased look at the climate system to accurately estimate all the impacts.
Might the cool phase of the PDO last a longer than usual number of years? Will the next warm phase of the PDO be weakened due to solar inactivity? These are the sorts of questions climatologists should be exploring, not the impact of a miniscule increase of CO2 from .03% to .04% in the atmosphere.
The future promises to be very interesting indeed.
We had a look at the recent Global Temperature Data from the Climate Research Unit on the following link