This year is rapidly drawing to a close with the ASMU satellite measured global average temperatures now plunging far below those of 2008 the closest year of this decade likely making 2011 the second coldest in the last ten years.
This year also continues the global warming temperature standstill that has occurred since 1998 despite the fact that according to EIA global, CO2 emission increases in the last ten years have more than tripled compared to CO2 increases occurring in the prior decade. Given the huge increases in world CO2 emissions the more than decade long outcome of global temperature standstill strongly supports that CO2 emissions are not controlling global temperatures or climate.
Satellite derived global temperatures are of far superior quality and reliability than land based temperature data. Land based measurements suffer from the intractable problems of systematic contamination of unknown amounts due to impacts of urbanization, land use change, station location changes, measurement changes, station discontinuities, etc. The recent non-peered reviewed best temperature study press release information fails completely to define let alone resolve these significant land based temperature measurement problems.
This year also marks the continuation since 2010 of declining global sea levels measured by satellite data evaluated by the University of Colorado in Boulder. Further the rate of sea level decline reflected by this data is increasing. This outcome completely unexpected by the alarmists and their supporters in the media is the antithesis of what the climate fear advocates flawed model exaggerations have projected about rising sea levels.