The original version of this post was published almost exactly 4 years ago (2010-01-11) when extreme storms and snow caused havoc in Western Europe. Given that many of the same “so where’s your global warming now?” gotcha tropes are flying around again since the severe cold weather hit Northern America this week, it seems like it needs repeating.
So, how’s that “global warming hiatus” (aka a small slowdown in the rate of warming although the globe has continued to heat up during this “hiatus”) looking now, denialistas?
Tamino gives us a Sea Ice Update:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one of the strongest evidences of global warming is the dramatic loss of sea ice in the Arctic.
And that’s just one of the datasets supporting the fact that the planet’s climate is warming. The Bad Astronomer provides a case study of the tactics of climate change denial: it’s a textbook case of denialist sleight of hand, of distraction, distortion, error, and misdirection.
Sneak preview from the Power Episode of #hungrybeast 9.30pm ABC1 Wednesdays…In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but rarely are those speaking about climate change actual climate scientists…
Critics’ review unexpectedly supports scientific consensus on global warming
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
“If we just take our temperature, all of Australia has experienced warming over the last 50 years. We are warming in every part of the country during every season and as each decade goes by, the records are being broken.”
Not one of them seems to realise that the only thing that has ever stopped the UK (and other nations around the North Atlantic) from having the same winters as Moscow (at a similar latitude) is the twin effects of the oceanic Gulf Stream (North Atlantic Conveyor) and the atmospheric Jet Stream over Europe
Movie: ice and snow everywhere. Two men in front of bookshelves, one throwing all the books out. Second man objects – “these aren’t just books, they’re art!” First man (striking stoic squarejawed three-quarter turned pose) – “no they’re not, they’re… Read More ›