Global Cooling Disproves Global Warming Theory

Posted on 17th January 2008 by Ryan Somma in Enlightenment Warrior - Tags: , ,

Sorry gang. I have converted. I no longer accept Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory. I simply cannot reply to the deluge of facts presented in David Deming’s Year of global cooling article. The Cognitive Dissonance it’s causing in my brain has given me no choice but to accept that I was wrong. Deming’s a geophysicist, adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis, and an associate professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. So he’s got my dinky little BA in English way past beat in the credentials department.

Even SciTech Daily linked to the story. Oh boy, looks like I’m going to be having crow for dinner.

Deming’s evidence for global cooling in 2007 are as follows:

  • The 2007 hurricane season was the third-quietest since 1966.
  • Snow fell for the first time in Buenos Aires since 1918.
  • 200 people died in Peru from cold.
  • Australia experienced the coldest June ever.
  • Australian city of Townsville underwent the longest period of continuously cold weather since 1941.
  • January 2007, $1.42 billion worth of California produce was lost to a five-day freeze.
  • April, a killing freeze destroyed 95 percent of South Carolina’s peach crop.
  • April 8, Charlotte, N.C. set a record low temperature of 21 degrees.
  • June 8, Denver recorded a new low of 31 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dec. 7, St. Cloud, Minn. set a record low of minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Nov. 24, Meacham, Ore., set a record low 12 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the previous record low set in 1952
  • Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri experienced a destructive ice storm that killed at least 36 people.
  • Skeptical of Deming’s data? Well then, just have a look for yourself. There it is, right there on the NOAA’s website. Charlotte NC, lowest temperature for the month of April since 1923.

    Suck it Treehuggers!!!

    Hold on… What’s this? Imperial CA set a new all time high for April, beating out 1989? Salt Lake City UT set a new all time high for April, beating 1992? McGrath AK had the warmest April on record, beating the previous record set in 1998? Why would Demming leave these facts out?

    Still, Denver reported a record… excuse me “new low” of 31 degrees F in June, but for some reason that doesn’t make the NOAA’s list for that month. Okay, it doesn’t always have to be a “record” low to mean global cooling. Besides Meacham Oregon set a record low that was 12 degrees colder than the previous record set in 1952! Bam!!!

    Only that one doesn’t show up in the NOAA’s list either. Meacham Oregon did set many new cold records for November, as we can see, so did many other locations. In fact, there are 136 new record low temperatures listed for November 2007 and 78 ties. Obviously I should have written Deming’s article, I’m so much better at researching this stuff than that dipsy wanna-be professor.

    To be fair, lemme just run a quick query of the highest maximum temperatures set in November 2007, to show how paltry the results are, and we can wrap this up?

    Jolly good.

    WFT!?!? It comes back with 878 new all time highs and 474 ties??? But–but–But Deming said–! He–! Why??? Why would he not know about this with all his researching and Professorial ambitions and whatnot?

    Let’s see how the rest of 2007 compares*:

    Month Lowest Min Temps Highest Max Temps
    New Tied New Tied
    JAN 654 193 1,028 434
    FEB 848 304 358 199
    MAR 416 154 3,279 979
    APR 1,426 496 552 317
    MAY 346 214 934 641
    JUN 378 179 513 404
    JUL 570 387 962 552
    AUG 176 120 2,664 1,346
    SEP 422 196 1,119 548
    NOV 174 115 1,839 719
    DEC 136 78 878 474
    TOTALS: 5,546 2,436 14,126 6,613
      New Lows Tied Lows New Highs Tied Highs

    In fact, the top 11 warmest years all have all occurred in the last 13 years. 2007 was the 10th warmest year for the US, and, as early data suggests, the 7th warmest year for the world.

    News Flash!!! 2007 has just tied as Earth’s second warmest year on record, making the eight warmest years in the GISS record occurring since 1998, and the 14 warmest years in the record have all occurred since 1990.

    I’m sorry… What’s that about “Global Cooling???”

    Deming isn’t just cherry-picking his facts; he’s traveling to the ends of the Earth for any pathetic scrap of data he can use to distort the truth. This is beyond dishonest; stupidity simply doesn’t explain what we’re seeing in this article. This man has no business teaching anywhere to anyone. He is an enemy of enlightenment and education.

    Why… in order to buy into David Deming’s arguments for global cooling, you’d have to be a really big dumbass. I mean a really really big dumbass. Like, instead of a skull full of brains, you’d have to have a head full of fart.

    Like this source, this source, this source, this source, this source, and this source. Most of which just cut and paste Deming’s commentary into their own blogs.

    You see Parrotheads? This is the sort of unthinking zombified behavior that makes most of the world consider you irrelevant.

    * The numbers in this table are not to be used as evidence of Global Warming. The numbers for December are not yet complete. Also the previous record years, and difference between the current and previous records are not included. All of that needs to be considered before drawing conclusions. A Statistician and a Climatologist would need to get together and crunch some numbers in order to draw any hypotheses from this data.

    There is nothing scientific in this table in regards to global warming. This data is only presented to show what a bunch of dumbasses David Deming and his readers are, not just for selectively presenting the facts, but for trying to use anecdotal evidence in order to disprove a trend phenomena.


    1. You had me scared for a second, hehe.

      Comment by Clint — January 17, 2008 @ 1:31 am

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    3. Lets see what the next few years are gonna have. I hope it leads to an increase in global cooling… Then I can move up north!

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    5. when i read the bit that says “suck it, tree huggers” i was like, “ouch!!” i am a “tree hugger” but i dont believe in global warming!! whether theres global warming or not, im gonna protect forests from clear-cutters; it has nothing to do with greenhouse gasses to me. i agree with everything on this page other than the completely uncalled for and assuming bit about “tree-huggers”. at least its not as bad as some pages though. ive read stuff about how “left-wing liberals are too stupid and believe in what the government says.” ie. people like me are “too stupid” and love to believe in global warming, so, thanks for not being THAT mean, but “suck it, tree huggers” ? thats not very cool, man. not very cool at all. :(


      Comment by karma — November 19, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

    6. Trend – what trend?

      Before 1946 – CO2 in the atmosphere was at 300 odd parts per million. Pretty much backgound for an interglacial. Carbon concentrations took off post WW2 and we got a 30 year cooling. Temperatures between 1976 and 1998 increased by 0.7 degrees centigrade. As of 2008 – temps are currently down a 1/4 of a degree from 1998.

      So we have 23 years of warming in the las 60 plus year and this is the unambiguous long term trend? You need to get past your cognitive dissonance and have a good hard think about the real 60 year record.

      There is an ENSO fingerprint in this – but clearly that of CO2 is not so obvious. The potential for cooling over 20 to 30 years from ENSO is evident. ENSO variation means that the underlying warming trend is much less than the rate of warming in the period 1976 to 1998. ENSO also explains why temps increased as solar magnetic activity peaked and declined.

      This is not new stuff – the ENSO teleconnections were evident a decade and more ago. It hit me like a ton of bricks in 2003 after 20 years of studying this bloody phenomenon – talk about cognitive dissonance – I thought I was going crazy. I was in a total funk for three days until I just had to talk with someone. You have my email if you need to talk.

      Clearly also – we seem to be entering a period of very low solar magnetic activity. Should the cosmic ray/global temp correlation prove meaningful – this would lead to longer term cooling and all bets are off.

      Comment by Robert Ellison — January 6, 2009 @ 3:06 am

    7. just because some places are getting colder does not mean that global warming is not occurring. the effects of global warming change climate patterns due to the melting of ice which screws up the whole jet steam and all that stuff… all in all some places will get much colder the normal but earths overall temp is still going up by a few degrees

      Comment by BOB — January 11, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

    8. Your just proved the point that global warming isnt real and that global cooling isnt real, climate has this thing where, uhoh here it comes CHANGES, no freakin way, it get hot then it gets cold THATS IT. Theres no Global warming or global cooling its a natural climate change. and humans definitly arnt causing it.

      Comment by Cameron — January 28, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    9. Methinks camera doesn’t know what “proof” means, and has many other inadequacies in the area of the English language.

      Comment by ClintJCL — January 28, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

    10. I am in agreemeant with cameron Climates change naturally occurs thats really obvious animals aren’t the only things that adapt and in response to BOB’s comment you do realize the ice melts AND freezes? It is a cycle. Simple as that, if you believe that global warming/cooling (but now they refer to it as “climate cahnge”) is a facthhod than I would really want some solid evidence other than difference in temperatures in some years because really temperatures go up and down that is climate change and happens naturally that isn’t a problem and we should spend billions of dollars to save the earth when their is nothing to save stop supporting the idea that earth’s temp is increasing because of us and what we do we will ultimately destroy the earth. Also just in case you believe if thhe ice melts we will all be drowned by risen sea levels her is a fun fact:

      Ice is denser than water if all the ice melts the sea level won’t be affected!!!!

      I know “*gasp* Blasphomy!” and “ignorance!” but its true fill a cup of water 3/4 way and mark a line then put ice in it and when it melts take a look and be amazed!

      Comment by Timothy A. — March 6, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    11. ^^
      Your logic fails. You are correct in that floating ice(say the arctic ice cap) melts, it will not affect sea levels, as this ice is alredy floating in the water. However, there is a lot of ice that sits on land(glaciers, the ice over antarctica). If this ice melts, sea levels will indeed rise.

      Comment by chriggy — March 6, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    12. and really, the ice floating OVER the sea level is just the “tip of the iceberg”, y’know. Also, Timothy doesn’t seem to understand the concept of density. If ice is more dense, that means when it melts it would take up more volume then originally, right? So then the level would rise..

      Comment by ClintJCL — March 6, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    13. Not quite. Ice is less dense than water(hence it floats on top of the water).

      When it comes to buoyancy though, it’s a zero sum game. The weight of the iceberg is the same whether it’s melted or not, and therefore displaces an equal amount of water. The only way to get sea levels to change is to add new icebergs from an external source(like glaciers).

      Try Timothy’s experiment with one modification. Put in the ice cubes(they have to be floating, not underwater), and THEN mark a line. Let it melt and compare.

      Comment by chriggy — March 6, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

    14. Nice.. I found your blog entry on a search for sources that attempt to disprove global warming.

      The BBC recently has focused heavily on a series of reports being put out by the IPCC on the state of the world. There’s also a non-IPCC report on glacial retreat. Etc. other stuff.

      I linked all these in my most recent blog entry above. I also threw in my take on the most cogent anti-global warming stuff I could find, which was not substantial in any sense of the word.

      Comment by Dakao — March 25, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

    15. karma- the whole thing about tree huggers “sucking it” is sarcastic as in the later half of the page he rips his theory to shreds.Maybe you should have scrolled down? (~.*)

      Comment by me — May 6, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

    16. Interesting blog. For what its worth, radical global climactic changes have occurred many times in Earths history; Sometimes dramatically, sometimes gradually. Whether we are changing the climate or not, it will change and in our infinite power there is little we can do to stop it.
      Global nuclear war would definitely make an impression but the Earth has survived much worse. It just may survive it…without us.

      Comment by theDave — May 16, 2009 @ 10:26 am

    17. Just in case you didnt know, climate change in no way says that all places have to get warmer. For example, the heating up of some places messes up the North Atlantic Conveyor Belt (Ocean Current), which actually causes the UK to get colder as a result of the warm water being diverted. Basically, climate change can warm some places and cool others, but that doesnt mean that there is no climate change, and that it isnt going to fuck the world over.

      Comment by George Henrickson — May 20, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

    18. I agree with George, just because it is cold in some places does not at all mean global warming doesn’t exist. I am neutral on the issue, because evidence lacks in both departments. These facts trying to disapprove it are obsurd without other credible information.

      Comment by Russ — May 22, 2009 @ 6:27 pm

    19. The main hypothesis of global warming is Co2 causes temperture to raise. Temperture has went down the last few years and Co2 has went up. Hypothesis wrong, which makes global warming wrong. End of story.

      Comment by Ken — June 6, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    20. The main hypothesis of driving a boat is that you turn right to make the boat turn right. While my boat was already going left, I turned the wheel to the right. I WAS STILL GOING TO THE LEFT! I guess the hypothesis that turning the wheel right is wrong. End of story.

      Not. Things that affect things often have lag times, dummy.

      Comment by ClintJCL — June 6, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

    21. There’s no need to call anyone a dummy, regardless of facts,hypotheses, or opinions. Let people have a civilized discussion without name calling.

      Comment by chriggy — June 6, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

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