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Just because from NOAA - Quick facts about the US and global climate
*According to the National Climate Data Center 2008 temperatures in the USA were below the 115 year average for most of the country link. April 2009 temperatures were 0.8F below the 20th century average link
*NASA announced that 2008 global temperatures were significantly cooler than 2007, the coolest since 2000 and below the average of the last 30 years link
*temperatures that were once rising are now falling rapidly link, 1998 was a warm year but the eleven years since have each been cooler, global temperatures have dropped an average of .6 degrees F in this perod. link
*Global temperatures are falling even though atmospheric CO2 levels continue to increase link
*Antarctica has 90% of the worlds ice and had the most ice ever recorded at the end of 2008, over one million square kilometers of sea ice above the average maximum. When adding the April 2009 ice extent at both poles together there was the same amount of polar ice as thirty years ago. link link link See todays polar ice extent in relation to the 1979-2000 average link link
*According to NASA the earth's oceans have been cooling since 2003 and may be entering a 30 year long cooling period (La Nina). See ocean temperatures link. Then compare todays ocean temperatures to only a few years ago link
*Global hurricane, typhoon, and cyclone activity are now at a an all time record low link
So what has changed? CO2 concentrations continue to increase yet temperatures are now falling? One reason temperatures may be falling is reduced solar activity which is at the lowest level in almost a Century. link
Europe and North America have recently experienced a score of record low temperatures. So where is the global warming we are preparing for?
Is a carbon cap and trade system that would raise hundreds of billions of dollars each year for the government necessary to prevent global warming if in fact the global warming was caused by natural forces such as the Sun and that many scientists are now becoming skeptical of the theory of man made global warming (AGW)? link It appears to me that the fear of global warming is looking more and more like the Y2K scare of the late 1990s.
If you have doubts about the conventional beliefs of global warming and want to learn more please do read on.
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