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Cooler Year on a Cooling Planet December 18, 2008

Posted by honestclimate in Global Cooling.
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Cooler Year on a Cooling Planet

Dr. Don Easterbrook

Dr. Don Easterbrook

By Dr. Don Easterbrook

In a story on the New York Times, Andy Revkin used Hansen’s global temperature plot to blog “Cooler Year on a Warming Planet”.

A better title would have been “A cooler year on a cooling planet.” The Pacific Decadal Oscillation switched from its warm mode (1977-1998) to its cool mode in 1999 and we’ve had global cooling since. Each time this has happened in the past 100 years we�ve had three decades of cool global climate. We switched from the Pacific cool mode to the warm mode in 1977 (The Great Climate Shift) and that ended in 1998 with the switch to the Pacific cool mode. We’re going to have three decades of global cooling, just like we�ve always had when this happens. CO2 has nothing to do with it.

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We’ve been doing this for hundreds of years, long before atmosphere CO2 increased from human emissions. The isotope record from the Greenland ice core (see below) confirms the 25-30 years oscillating pattern between warm and cool. We are right on schedule for 30 years of global cooling.

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1. Claudia Basola/thoughts do not neccessarily represent spouse's opinions - September 29, 2009

I would like to agree with you. Why are people so ready to “jump on the bandwagon” before everyone collects their honest data! Why can’t we be in a global cooling? People, slow down and check your FACTS! Then internalize them before making such dramatic/tragic conclusions. Do people really want global warming??? It seems they do! But I don’t and I would like to see as much honest data put out “there” to support this. I don’t want this to be political, but could this have something to do with cap’n trade? Could you please explain how the increase of CO2 has a direct or indirect effect on global warming or cooling for the lay person.

I am sick of the mass hysteria that is going on in our Government, but do we have to taint the weather too!?

Anyone out there that needs to believe the earth is doomed must be from the 60’s and watched the Twilight Zone Episode where a woman dreamed the earth was burning up, just to wake up from a “fever induced” dream and the world was really freezing over!

Please more facts about “cooling” so our kids can sleep at night! I’ve taught for 30 years and we are scaring our children to death instead of educating them.

Sorry this is not a factual piece to support you…but didn’t most of the U.S. miss summer this year?

2. David - December 10, 2010

2010 We now have lack of sun spots and volcanoes to add to the cooling effect.La ninya is becoming well established.

3. Marisa - April 6, 2011

There are none so blind as those that will not see. I’m just glad I don’t have any kids to leave this messed up planet to. The rest of you can do what you want to it. I have no investment in the future of it.

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