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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Global Warming Denial

I'm becoming a deeper and deeper denier of the theory of Global Warming. NPR (of all places) this week had an interesting article about the Argos system of about 1600 ocean bouys, which measure temperatures of the worlds oceans, as deep as 3,000 feet.

That system has recorded no warming of the oceans since 2003, and a slight, but non-alarming cooling of them. This is important, because according to the alarmists, it's the warm ocean waters that are too wreak havoc upon the planet. 80-90 percent of all global warming, according to the NPR article is caused by warmer ocean water. No surprise, since it covers 75% or so of the earth's surface, and is our heat sink.

The NPR folks contort themselves into pretzels to explain how the oceans are staying the same temperature, but that global warming has to be happening. It's almost comical to read that it's "taking a breather".

You see, according to the other set of alarmists, the CO2 folks, warming can't take a rest. As CO2 increases, temperatures have to also (see their hocky stick charts). Yet, for that to be true, the ocean temperature data can't be right. NPR has decided that the data must just be misunderstood.

One of their explainations nearly caused me to fall out of my chair laughing. Maybe all that warmer water is below 3,000 feet , so Argos can't find it. That explaination ignores the fact that if it is in fact that deep, and not rising to the surface, or the 3000 ft level, then it can't be getting to the atmosphere helping the warming. It would in fact, show that the upper ocean is acting like a very high "R Value" insulation and keeping the warming from happening.

Read the NPR article, it shows the depths that the alarmists will go to dismiss any evidence that they aren't quite sure what's going on.

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