True believers from the Holy Church of Global Warming may not want to read this, it will be like when you learned there was no Santa. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has determined that “The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001.”
More than they have discovered: “The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the 16th warmest on record for the December 2007-February 2008 period (0.58°F/0.32°C above the 20th century mean of 53.8°F/12.1°C). The presence of a moderate-to-strong La Niña contributed to an average temperature that was the coolest since the La Niña episode of 2000-2001.”
So, the earth is getting cooler, not warmer, as the infamous “Hockey Stick” chart above claimed it would.
Speaking of that chart, here is a very interesting story of how it was completely proven to be a lie. Turns out “…several studies cast doubt on the accuracy of the hockey stick, and in 2006 Congress requested an independent analysis of it. A panel of statisticians chaired by Edward J. Wegman, of George Mason University, found significant problems with the methods of statistical analysis used by the researchers and with the IPCC’s peer review process. For example, the researchers who created the hockey stick used the wrong time scale to establish the mean temperature to compare with recorded temperatures of the last century. Because the mean temperature was low, the recent temperature rise seemed unusual and dramatic. This error was not discovered in part because statisticians were never consulted.”
So before you sell all your earthly possessions and give the proceeds to Al Gore for a ticket on the ship following in the Hale-Bopp comet’s tail, you might want to try and investigate the truth for yourself. Maybe start with studies NOT conducted by governments or NGO’s with an anti-freedom, anti-Capitalist agenda.