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Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling

Original post made by Jarred, Midtown, on Feb 26, 2008

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

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Posted by Big Al
a resident of another community
on Feb 26, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Talk about an inconvenient truth! Let's fire up the sequel - "Inconvenient Truth II - Umm, Never Mind"

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Posted by perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 27, 2008 at 7:09 am

We knew this already, glad to see it is getting "official".

Prepare for a repeat of old pictures showing NYC frozen over. ( What is this....cycle 3 or cycle 4 of this fear?)

Last time this happened, I was scared enough to start trying to figure out how to move closer to the equator.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 27, 2008 at 7:20 am

We should be so lucky. One year does not a trend make.

Maybe all the coal soot from China might be reducing solar radiation...

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Posted by Former Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 27, 2008 at 7:55 am

Not until the River Thames freezes over in London again will I believe in global cooling.

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Posted by sanity please
a resident of Los Altos
on Feb 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

1) Agreed that a year does not make a trend, but THIS is not just a cool winter, but 100 year record least, lets turn up the sensitivity for the next couple of years to the fact that it may be a trend. That sharp drop in the Nasdaq in the Spring of 2000 wasn't just a bad month....

2) Could we also turn down the apocolyptic rhetoric, back to say, watchful concern? This cooling has to at least buy us some time, even if there is global warming. We currently don't have enough money to pay for schools, healthcare and a multitude of other services to "God knows how many residents???". Could we divert some of that "feel good" Global warming resources and energy to these other issues which we can actually measure with certainty? (measure, as in, we are out of money) (as far as measuring how many residents are legally here I will leave that to another rational being.)

3) If it does turn out that Global Warming is up there with Malthusian hogwash can we rescind Al Gore's fame and fortune? If not, I am going to start promoting hysteria about ManBearPig sightings in the Palo Alto foothills RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! (youtube it, it is funny)

4) If Coal Soot is reversing the global warming via solar radiation reduction, maybe California, though hypocritical, is very prescient in forcing coal generated electricity to be produces fantastically inefficiently (more soot) from Wyoming and other places - just not here!! Don't blame it all on China. That bike you ride to work was likely made in a Chinese factory powered by coal burned electricity...

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Posted by Mike
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 29, 2008 at 8:37 pm

uh, climate systems are non-linear. Lots of severe warming, over years, with an occasional spot of severe cooling? You need to do better than that weak clutching-at-straws argument to make the case against warming. Let's see two decades of over the top cooling, then we can talk. Until them, warming is on our plate for dinner, and dessert.

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Posted by Punisher
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Nice try, Jarred, but I think I'll take the UN ICPP's word (representing over 600 of the world's leading scientfic experts) over some tech guy writing on his blog.

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Posted by Jarred
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Mike, I applaud your belated recognition that temperature goes up and down. Perhaps now you can make the giant intellectual leap to realizing that this warming and cooling behavior has been going on for millions of years, with and without the presence of mankind. A next step would be for you to understand that the warming over the last century was not particularly unusual in magnitude or rate.

But realistically, I don't expect much cognitive progress from you, because you have demonstrated your proud and steadfast immunity from facts and logic in innumerable threads before, on a wide range of topics. Your religious belief in the evil nature of man and free enterprise, alleviated only by complete state control, is all the conceptual framework you require to make "sense" of the world.

Punisher, sad to see you, like many, have swallowed the myth of scientific consensus without a hint of indigestion. I take it you don't stray far from what's printed in the mainstream media when selecting whose opinions to copy.

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