Saturday, 19 January 2013
Hansen backtracks as hundreds die of cold
NASA scientists James Hansen in a paper published this week wrote: "The 5 year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade, which we interpret as a combination of natural variability and a slowdown in the growth rate of the net climate forcing". While we agree with the first part of this statement the net climate forcing it should be stressed is due to latent heat in the atmosphere as a result of evaporation and certainly not due to human carbon dioxide. His words confirm nature,not mankind, played the decisive role in directing global temperatures over the last ten years. The anecdotal evidence has certainly not been friendly to climate hysteria. While southern England and Wales are covered in snow, Los Angeles has been shivering under a cold snap and the National Weather Service in the US issued a snow warning for the Washington area on Thursday of this week. Recently at least 80 died of the cold in Bangledesh Also over 600 dead due to the intense cold of minus fifty in Russia and eastern Europe over the last six months. I dont remember reading about this in the Guardian or the Daily Telegraph.