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Whatever Happened To Global Warming?

Remember when environmentalists used to warn us about global warming all the time? Well, it’s been years since An Inconvenient Truth was a hit in movie theaters, and since then, what kind of warming have we seen? Why, I bet right now that you’re shivering. Environmentalists can’t point to a single piece of evidence to…

…hold on…

Um, it turns out that the report just released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the global average surface temperature in June was higher than has ever been recorded during than June. The oceans were particularly hot last month, with warmer global ocean surface temperatures than at any time since global ocean temperature data began to be collected back in 1880.

Hm. So that’s what happened to global warming. It’s gone global.

However, to be balanced, we do need to point out that Latvia had cooler than normal land temperatures during June. Surely, that means that global warming must be a hoax, right?

And besides, it’s not as if environmentalists aren’t getting what they want, what with increases in sources of renewable energy. Why, I saw a solar panel just the other day, and…

…hold on…

Okay, actually, according to a report just released by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, “the United States has made limited or little progress toward the goal of using energy more efficiently during recent years.” The energy efficiency efforts of the U.S. rank 13th out of those from 16 nations assessed by the report.

Hm. Maybe Barack Obama’s extreme expansion of offshore drilling has something to do with that.

global temperature anomalies june

3 comments to Whatever Happened To Global Warming?

  • Tom

    Jevons paradox and the Khazzoom-Brookes postulate tell us that as efficiency and technology increase and advance, so too does the demand for energy. All these engines produce heat and their pollution or waste-gases cause that heat to be trapped, like a blanket around the Earth – and much of it has been absorbed by the oceans. Even knowing this, we still pump more CO2 and now methane and other green-house gases into the atmosphere each year. While we’re at it we continue voluntary deforestation for farming and massive fires have resulted from the changed conditions adding black carbon particulates that end up on the remainder of the Artic snow and ice, causing more melting (oh, it’s a feed-back loop).

    Don’t look for conditions to improve with “leadership” like Obombya’s always in charge (so that nothing will inhibit business as usual).

  • Mark

    Here’s the latest from National Snow and Ice Data Center:
    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    During the second half of June, the rate of sea ice loss in the Arctic was the second fastest in the satellite data record. As a result, by the beginning of July extent fell very close to two standard deviations below the long-term (1981 to 2010) average.

    The rate of ice loss for the first half of July averaged 104,000 square kilometers (40,000 square miles) per day, 21% faster than the long-term average for this period.

    By July 15, ice extent had fallen to within 440,000 square kilometers (170,000 square miles) of that seen in 2012 (the modern satellite-era record minimum) on the same date, and was 1.54 million square kilometers (595,000 square miles) below the 1981 to 2010 average.

  • Tom

    and don’t forget the Gulf of Mexico is still not cleaned up

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3465261/bp-oil-spill-coral-reefs/

    BP Oil Spill Is Much Worse Than People Think, Scientists Say

    Scientists at Penn State University have discovered two new coral reefs near the site of BP’s historic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the impacts to those reefs from the spill have been greater than expected, according to research released Monday.

    The two additional reefs found by the PSU team were both farther away and deeper than the one coral reef that had previously been found to have been impacted by the spill. That indicates not only that marine ecosystems may be more greatly affected, but that some of the 210 million gallons of oil that BP spilled into the Gulf is making its mark in the deep sea.

    “The footprint of the impact of the spill on coral communities is both deeper and wider than previous data indicated,” PSU biology professor Charles Fisher, who led the study, said. [read the rest; there are similar reports regarding the coastal wetlands, similarly being ignored]

    and we can’t forget that Fukushima is no where near “under control” and actually makes the Pacific (not to mention the atmosphere) more radioactive every second of every day.

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