The Mystery of Global Warming's Missing Heat

What if they gave a meeting on Global Warming, and had to cancel it due to frozen pipes? You just can’t make this stuff up . . . well, you could, but you don’t have to, as Richard Harris reports for National Public Radio:

Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren’t quite understanding what their robots are telling them.

Quite right – if you don’t get the results you want, adjust the data.

“There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant,” Willis says. So the buildup of heat on Earth may be on a brief hiatus. “Global warming doesn’t mean every year will be warmer than the last. And it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming.”

Gee, periods of warmer or cooler temperatures, at differing rates of change, seemingly unpredictable . . . in my youth, we called it “the weather.”

Read the whole article at the link above. It’s hilarious – until you realize these people are serious.

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