Another variable.
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73-year-old scientist asks, “Why does the IPCC ignore the
oceans? The top 2½ metres of all sea-water contain as much heat as the
total amount of heat in the atmosphere. Why has the topmost kilometre of
the oceans turned colder during the last five years? We don’t know.
Until we understand what is happening with the heat in the oceans, the
models which aim to predict the climate are totally useless…

“No, I’m not surprised about the fuss surrounding current climate
research… IPCC is run by an intimate clique of only a few dozen
people… a small clique that tolerates no contradiction, and equates
dissenters to Holocaust deniers.”

“I’m much more anxious about the cooling of the earth,” says Tennekes.
“The ultimate fate of this planet is a new ice age. If the main wheat
belts of the Northern hemisphere fail to produce their much needed
harvest, heaven knows how we will feed ourselves.”
They keep coming
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, Feb 15: Under the public scanner for making erroneous prediction on climate change
, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has admitted its mistake for stating that 55 per cent of Netherlands is under sea level in its key report, while the region was only at risk of flooding.
Earlier in Feb, IPCC was asked by the Dutch government to explain the figure which indicates that only 26 percent of the country is below sea level.
In a note sent to a news agency, the IPCC admitted that the figure of 55 percent includes the area of Netherland which was actually at the ‘risks of being flooded’.
Admitting the mistake, IPCC said in the note that the 938-page Fourth Assessment Report should actually mean “either the area below the highest sea-level reached during storms, or the total area of the country that is prone to flooding from the sea and rivers.”
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The natural climate cycles and dynamics over the long run will not be altered by human intervention. The forces of nature are just too immense for humans to control as the below graph from Greenland ice cores indicate. (click image to enlarge)

Major climate changes greenland ice core

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Czech President Vaclav Klaus sharply criticized a U.N. meeting on climate change on Tuesday at which U.S. President Barack Obama was among the top speakers, describing it as propagandistic and undignified.
“It was sad and it was frustrating,” said Klaus

“It’s a propagandistic exercise where 13-year-old girls from some far-away country perform a pre-rehearsed poem,” he said. “It’s simply not dignified.”

Klaus said there were increasing doubts in the scientific community about whether humans are causing changes in the climate or whether the changes are simply naturally occurring phenomena.

“The train can’t be stopped and I consider that a huge mistake,” Klaus said.

Klaus published a book in 2007 on the worldwide campaign to stop climate change entitled “Blue Planet in Green Chains: What Is Under Threat — Climate or Freedom?”

In the book, Klaus said global warming has turned into a new religion, an ideology that threatens to undermine freedom and the world’s economic and social order.

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he fact that trends in thermometer-estimated surface warming over land areas have been larger than trends in the lower troposphere estimated from satellites and radiosondes is most parsimoniously explained by the first possible explanation offered by Santer et al. [2000]. Specifically, the characteristics of the divergence across the datasets are strongly suggestive that it is an artifact resulting from the data quality of the surface, satellite and/or radiosonde observations. These findings indicate that the reconciliation of differences between surface and satellite datasets [Karl et al., 2006] has not yet occurred, and we have offered a suggested reason for the continuing lack of reconciliation.
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Global Warming?

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NOAA: Summer Temperature Below Average for U.S.

The average June-August 2009 summer temperature for the contiguous United States was below average – the 34th coolest on record, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. August was also below the long-term average. The analysis is based on records dating back to 1895. 

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clipped from wattsupwiththat.com
we’ve reached a 30 year low in Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) which is a measure of global hurricane activity.
The actual number of tornadoes so far this year is only 850 compared to the previous three years, all above 1000.  2008 saw 1691 tornadoes in the USA, almost double. The three year average is 1297 tornadoes. Tornado related deaths are also way down with only 21 so far this year compared to 126 last year and a 3 year average of 91.
La Niña and a weak/fading  El Niño had more of an impact on this than any measure of global warming
Plus we had a cool summer despite supposedly record sea surface temperatures. Our quiet sun may also be a factor.

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