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The Day Global Warming Stood Still

Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December.

In an article titled, "Climatologists Baffled By Global Warming Time-Out," author Gerald Traufetter leads off with the observation: "Climatologists are baffled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years." They better figure it out, Der Spiegel warns, because "billions of euros are at stake in the negotiations."

An even more inconvenient truth, according to the British experts, is that when their figures are adjusted for two naturally occurring climate phenomena, El Nino and La Nina, the resulting temperature trend is reduced to 0.0 degree Celsius. No, that's not a typo.



Asked by mancosmomma at 4:56 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah just like the Polar Bears
    "polar bears in the Davis Strait area of Canada's eastern Arctic – one of 19 polar bear populations worldwide – has grown to 2,100, up from 850 in the mid-1980s. For those keeping score, that’s an almost 150 percent increase in two decades."

    "There aren't just a few more bears. There are a ... lot more bears," biologist Mitchell Taylor told the Nunatsiaq News of Iqaluit in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. Earlier, in a long telephone conversation, Dr. Taylor explained his conviction that threats to polar bears from global warming are exaggerated and that their numbers are increasing. He has studied the animals for the Nunavut government for two decades.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:49 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I'm still not going to buy plastic crap from china nor support big oil. I'm not so concerned about the temp of the planet as the quality of food and water on the planet. Dirty practices dirty the food and water systems.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:08 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Mancos does not support irresponsible living. Neither do I. It's just they are trying to sell is a line of s*** so they can yaz the daylights out of us.

    Answer by lovinangels at 5:18 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Tax, not yaz

    Answer by lovinangels at 5:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I don't understand. Gore said in an interview recently that the core of the earth was "millions and millions of degrees" in his effort to push thermo-engergy. You know, the new technology. How can there be no global warming when our core is exponentially hotter than the sun, and the new technology has been used in Iceland for, what, years.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • You can tell Gore is full of it just by his house. If he believed all this BS, he'd stop using so much energy.

    Answer by lovinangels at 5:30 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Ecodani, I live in a passive solar house, drive a fuel-efficient car, follow the 3 Rs to a T, and have an incredibly small carbon footprint.

    Taking care of the earth is important, but Al Gore & Co, and their scare tactics, are wrong.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 5:37 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I've never believed in global warming

    Answer by amyrw at 6:46 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Global warming is a huge crock of shit. The people who believed the lies are quietly slinking away to lick their wounds.  All hail Al Gore, the false prophet of global warming!  LOL


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • If Al Gore had actually won the election, we would be up to our ears in this crap. He will never admit he was wrong, wrong, wrong!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Nov. 21, 2009