Decrease? OMG! Grab the logs for the fire! Grab extra blankets! Armegeddon is upon us!
Well, we can almost here Al Gorette yelling this as the new religion of Global Cooling takes up where the old tired religion of Global Warming dies a noisy, if deserved death. But of course this is not really anything to worry about as the earth has been doing this for billions (that is of years. Yet we are going to have to worry about freezing to death now? Better stoke up that pollution, or we are going to DIE!
In all fairness to the headline, the "scientist" (and that term is used freely) are only predicting that 2008 will be colder than the previous years. Which is good news for me! I don't relish spending a week in the desert southwest when temperatures hit 120 - 110 is ok.
But I love this quote from the article:
"When you look at climate change you should not look at any particular year," he [Michel Jarraud] told the BBC. "You should look at trends over a pretty long period and the trend of temperature globally is still very much indicative of warming."
Look at trends? These Chicken Littles have been looking at maybe 150 years of data (and some determined to be flawed) and trying to extrapolate something that has been going on for billions of years? What a bunch of mealy mouthed wanna bees (hence the loose term of scientists)! The data suggests that the earth has NOT been warming for the last 10 years, or 7% of the available data.
And he says to "look over the long period"? That is laughable. But expected. Most of the "experts" are more concerned with being at the leading edge of the new religion than adhering to scientific principal.
And each time they try to weasel out, or double talk a new explanation of why the facts are proving them wrong, they just appear to be more and more a bunch of snake oil salesmen instead of scientists.