Monday, January 30th 2012, 11:56 AM EST
Four months ago, when I published the article “Nature Journal Discredits Global Warming” at Big Government stating that the Nature Journal of Science, ranked as the world’s most cited scientific periodical, had published the “definitive study” rebuking Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming, the internet exploded. The article generated 286 Big Government comments, 2642 Facebook recommendations, and Google currently lists 5,230,000 search results.
Conservatives gushed with praise. But liberals, including the New York Times, threated to ruin me as a fraud for doubting the “proven science of man-made global warming”. Now, temperature data from 30,000 world-wide measuring stations analyzed by the United Kingdom’s Meteorological Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit confirm that the rising temperature trend in world temperatures ended in 1997 and the world may be facing a mini-ice-age.
Leading climate scientists told The Daily Mail of London over the week-end that after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food. Analysis by experts at NASA and the University of Arizona – derived from magnetic-field measurements 120,000 miles beneath the sun’s surface – suggest that Solar output goes through 11-year cycles, with high numbers of sunspots seen at their peak. These sun spots are generated from a massive circulating current of fire (hot plasma) within the Sun, referred to as the Great Conveyor Belt. It has two branches, north and south, each taking about 40 years to perform one complete circuit.
Researchers believe the turning of the belt controls the sunspot cycle, and that’s why the slowdown is important to climate predictions.
Recent weather station measurements of cooler temperatures are consistent with the current peaking of “Solar Cycle 24”, which is running at less than half those seen during cycle peaks in the 20th Century. Solar Cycle 25, whose peak is due in 2022, is predicted to be a great deal weaker still. According to the Meteorological Office there is a 92 per cent chance that Cycle 25 and those taking place in the following decades will be as weak as the ‘Dalton minimum’ of 1790 to 1830, when average temperatures in parts of Europe fell by 2C (-3 degrees Fahrenheit).
Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology commented that water temperature cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans “have insufficiently been appreciated in terms of global climate”. When oceans cooled from 1940 to 1970, the climate cooled. When the Pacific cycle warmed after 1970, the climate warmed. But the oceans “flipped” back from warm to cold mode in 2008 and the Atlantic is also thought likely to flip in the next few years. In 2011, world temperatures fell by more than half a degree, as the cold water ‘La Nina’ effect re-emerged in the South Pacific. The result was widespread outbreaks of bitter cold and frequent snow storms, both across the United States and Europe. Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation stated:
We’re now well into the second decade of the pause. If we don’t see convincing evidence of global warming by 2015, it will start to become clear whether the models are bunk. And, if they are, the implications for some scientists could be very serious.”
As my article stated in September;
“After 20 years of academic supremacy and hundreds of billions of dollars of costs; the Anthropogenic Global Warming theory seems headed for the dust bin of history. Perhaps the admirable action of the Nature Journal of Science to place scientific integrity above partisan politics will be a valuable lesson for the scientific community in the future.”
The scientific integrity of the new research published by the Meteorological Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit nicely compliments the CERN research that cosmic rays from the sun determine the temperature on Earth, rather than man. Perhaps now some of the hysteria of man-made global warming will chill out.
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