"the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering one or even two decades during which temperatures cool."
One of the Top Dogs in the UN IPCC’s "Climate Change" division, a top policy-wonk for "Global Warming" hysteria, breaks ranks and blurts out the truth.
Welcome to the club, Prof. Latif, but what took you so long? CO2 continues to rise, mostly likely due to upwelling from deep ocean currents rich in CO2, but temps are declining globally, following trends in solar variation.
But why wasn’t this a top headline in all the mainstream newspapers? Why not the lead story for all the mainstream alphabet-soup TV-News talking-heads? If you need an answer to those questions, then you haven’t been paying attention.
Another "inconvenient truth". J.D.
Global warming takes a break
Posted: September 11, 2009
Imagine if Pope Benedict gave a speech saying the Catholic Church has had it wrong all these centuries; there is no reason priests shouldn’t marry. That might generate the odd headline, no?
When a leading proponent for one point of view suddenly starts batting for the other side, it’s usually newsworthy.
So why was a speech last week by Mojib Latif of Germany’s Leibniz Institute not give more prominence?
Prof. Latif is one of the leading climate modellers in the world. He is the recipient of several international climate-study prizes and a lead author for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has contributed significantly to the IPCC’s last two five-year reports that have stated unequivocally that man-made greenhouse emissions are causing the planet to warm dangerously.
Yet last week in Geneva, at the UN’s World Climate Conference — an annual gathering of the so-called "scientific consensus" on man-made climate change — Prof. Latif conceded the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering "one or even two decades during which temperatures cool."
The global warming theory has been based all along on the idea that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would absorb much of the greenhouse warming caused by a rise in man-made carbon dioxide, then they would let off that heat and warm the atmosphere and the land.
But as Prof. Latif pointed out, the Atlantic, and particularly the North Atlantic, has been cooling instead. And it looks set to continue a cooling phase for 10 to 20 more years. "How much?" he wondered before the assembled delegates. "The jury is still out."
But it is increasingly clear that global warming is on hiatus for the time being. And that is not what the UN, the alarmist scientists or environmentalists predicted. For the past dozen years, since the Kyoto accords were signed in 1997, it has been beaten into our heads with the force and repetition of the rowing drum on a slave galley that the Earth is warming and will continue to warm rapidly through this century until we reach deadly temperatures around 2100.
While they deny it now, the facts to the contrary are staring them in the face: None of the alarmist drummers ever predicted anything like a 30-year pause in their apocalyptic scenario.
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