Monday, January 2nd 2012, 4:02 AM EST
The following has been sent in by Norm Kalmanovitch as a reply to The Sun’s Impact On Earth’s Temperature Goes Far Beyond TSI
This slide from my 2011 presentation at the GAC/MAC conference shows a plot of sea surface temperatures from the Argo Buoys.
These buoys demonstrate that the overall heat content of the oceans has been increasing explaining the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration resulting from degassing but they also show that the overall sea surface temperature is decreasing contrary to what would happen if the sea surface was being magically warmed by the atmosphere. (The sun heats the ocean surface and the ocean surface heats the atmosphere no the other way around as the ignorant warmists proclaim).
If 30,000 buoys spread around the world tell us the sea surface has been cooling since at least 2003 as CO2 is increasing there is no possible correlation.
On the other hand the world and the oceans have been warming since the Little Ice Age and this warming has resulted in increased outgassing of CO2 so there should be a near perfect correlation between CO2 and SST because of the cause and effect relationship. The 21 year moving average will not show the current SST cooling because global warming only ended in 1998 so the cooling will not show up in the average.
Joe D’Aleo plotted this graph demonstrating four datasets all showing cooling since 2002 and confirmation of this cooling by the Argo Buoys
Joe also plotted this graph showing negative correlation of temperature with Mauna Loa CO2 since 2002
Since current data does not correlate with CO2 but long-term 21 year averaged data does the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the long term correlation does not represent what is happening today and only represents what happened in the past.
More importantly the long-term correlation depends on CO2 increases that predate the rapid increase in CO2 emissions that has taken place since the end of WWII so the driving force for the CO2 increase that correlates with SST is primarily natural disproving AGW.
It is irrelevant to the global economy whether or not naturally sourced CO2 caused the Earth to warm or whether the warming Earth caused CO2 to increase; what is relevant is that it wasn’t from fossil fuel emissions so this 21 year average only confirms that the world is victim to climate fraud.