What Happened to Global Warming?

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”What happened to global warming?” is the headline of articles in Science, vol. 326, p28, 2 October 2009 and BBC News 9 Ocober 2009, both making the point that global warming ceased a decade ago, but climate scientists insist that it will start again, in spite of the fact the models they are using did not predict the current levelling off. Paul Hudson, Climate correspondent, BBC News wrote: “For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures. And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.” This is confirmed by a graph accompanying the article in Science showing a rise in global temperature from 1975 to 1998 followed by a plateau from 1998 to 2008. In spite of these results both articles claim the plateau is just a temporary pause and that climate modelling by Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter, U.K, shows “we expect that (real-world) warming will resume in the next few years.”

The cause of the halt in warming is disputed by different groups of climate researchers, but variations in solar activity and changes in ocean currents are suggested. Approximately 98 percent of the earth’s heat comes from the sun, and the oceans are the main heat stores. Piers Corbyn, a solar scientist from Weatheraction, is researching variations in charged particles from the sun and claims they are almost entirely responsible for what happens to global temperatures. Meanwhile, Don Easterbrook from Western Washington University has studied the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and found strong correlation with warming and cooling to global temperatures. The global cooling from 1945 to 1977 coincided with a cold Pacific cycle and the warming that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s correlates with a warm cycle. However, the cycle has now changed, and according to Easterbrook, "The PDO cool mode has replaced the warm mode in the Pacific Ocean, virtually assuring us of about 30 years of global cooling."


Editorial Comment: The climate models used by the man-made global warming proponents did not predict the current temperature plateau, therefore there is no reason to believe their predictions that global warming will start again in a few years unless human industry changes. There has only been one true climate prophecy, which God said to Noah after the flood: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22).

We have thousands of years of records of cycles of cold and heat, and they had nothing to do with human industrialisation. Therefore, it is no surprise to us that the temperature has ceased to rise in spite of increasing carbon dioxide. We are pleased to see someone in the mainstream media admit that the sun is the main source of heat on the earth, and that oceans are the main heat store. Therefore, they should have the sense to admit that changes in the sun and ocean are going to have more influence on the climate than carbon dioxide, and scientists should be studying those in order to understand changes in climate. (Ref. environment, prophecy, weather)

Evidence News, 19 November 2009