Hi, my name is Joe Bastardi. What a wonderful name you have.. Chitters not to be confused with chatters, which is what many in your nation have been doing as forecasts by people like me come true... forecasts that were made a few years ago since we do understand which way the climate is going.
And by the way, Tom, I don't need attention. I need to hit forecasts. That is how I get paid. Where I work and what I do, I don't get paid unless I am accurate. Clients quit. I can see by your portrayal of me it doesn't work that way there, since you did not bother to interview me, or anyone that knows me personally for that matter, to see exactly what I am about. Why doesn't that surprise me?
The simple fact is this. I have a forecast NOT FOR AN ICE AGE, but for a global cooldown measured by objective satellite temps that cannot be "readjusted", to levels that we were in the 1970s, when the last cold cycle of the Pacific ended. You see, Tom, we have been in a warm cycle of that ocean since the late 1970s, the Atlantic since the 1990s. The Pacific has switched to cold, and the Atlantic will soon. Now follow along here... what do you think happens to the Earth's temps when the largest bodies of water warm? That's right; the Earth should warm. Now what do you think should happen when they cool? The Earth should cool. If it doesn't, you win. If it does, I am right. You value competition, don't you?. What is frightfully ignorant about your piece is that you apparently don't even know I have not just crawled out of the woodwork but have been the subject of attacks for several years now from those that are like you (again, you and I share a wonderful name). Welcome to the world of Bastardi Bashing... and you are late to the party.