Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What was that about global warming???

January 2008 global temperatures were .75°C cooler than they were in January 2008 2007. That is the single largest annual drop in the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) data set, which goes back over 200 years.

Also, the Artic sea ice has grown more than the average for the last three years, by 2 million square kilometers. In addition, the thickness of the ice is increasing in some areas, by about 10 to 20 centimeters, over last year.

I'm all for energy conservation and being responsible stewards of the environment, but I also know there is much we don't know about "climate change". I'm not ready to buy into anthropogenic global warming alarmism. These reports just go to show that the so-called "experts" don't know everything. With pretty much any field of scientific endeavor, there are three groups of facts: (1) what we know we know, (2) what we know we don't know and (3) what we don't know we don't know. So, all those man-made global warming pushers out there are being disingenious when they speak of sure things. And, as I posted yesterday, we don't need government to get clean alternative energy sources: the market will do that on its own. And the economy will be all the better for the government staying out of the way.

H/T: Weekly Standard: January Was Wicked Cold


brian said...

s/b Jan. '08 vs. Jan. '07.

Miss Ladybug said...

Thanks, Brian, for bring that to my attention. Even when I'm in a hurry, I need to proofread ;-)