We haven’t published the University of Alabama’s satellite global temperature chart for a short while, so here it is for May showing that the latest pause – what the alarmists call ‘global heating’ – now stretches to 92 months. Readers will recall that the above graph, compiled by the NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer, has been banned by Google AdSense, is rarely mentioned in polite mainstream media and clearly shows that global warming started to run out of steam about 20 years ago.
Before the deluge of tweets and blog posts arrive suggesting the author is ophthalmically challenged since the graph shows upwards movement, let me agree about the rise. Since the early 1800s, the global temperature has probably risen by around 1°C. From the start of the satellite record in 1979, there was a small jump until the late 1990s. The pause that set in after that date is clearly visible in the above record. As we have seen, this pause has been massaged away in the major surface datasets run by the Met Office, NASA and NOAA following 30% heating boosts over the last 20 years. A particularly strong El Niño natural weather fluctuation pushed temperatures a little higher in 2016, where they have since stayed.
But one is inclined to remark – so what? All of this is margin of error stuff, footling increases picked up only by highly sensitive measuring equipment. For their part, surface datasets are incomplete, heavily affected by urban heat distortions and subject to constant revision, smoothing and modelling. Global green hysteria is sweeping the planet over marginal increases in temperature undetectable by human bodies that can adapt to live in a 40°C range. Ceiling ‘danger zone’ figures of 2°C and 1.5°C are simply plucked out of thin air, with no scientific basis, to concentrate political minds at past COP meetings. Some scientists suggest that a less chilly planet, emerging from an ice age and, in geological terms, denuded of carbon dioxide, may prosper with more warmth and CO2.