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Drought! Famine! Global…Cooling?

arpiem Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 11:02 AM
The weather in the U.S. is largely affected in La Nina and El Nino years. This past summer was a result of La Nina, which produces excessive rain and snow on the West Coast, extreme low temperatures in Alaska, and droughts in the Southwest. This is possibly both a La Nina and El Nino year and the winter will probably be colder than last year's.
Ron4594 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 2:57 PM
This winter we will have much more snow that we had the past twenty years.
inkling_revival Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 11:09 AM
Unbiased research seems to point to the El Nino Souther Oscillation as one of the key players in global climate as well. I know the research here is not anywhere near complete, but the effects of the ENSO, along with the Atlantic Middle Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, on cloud formation seems to be a far better predictor of global temperatures than does the human contribution to the atmosphere's carbon dioxide load.

But, of course, you can't garner billions of government dollars and 6-figure scientist salaries, let alone total political control over the entire planet, with talk about the ENSO.

Climate experts from United Kingdom’s National Weather Service told the world that while is was not unusual for pauses in global warming that last for a decade to occur once every eighty years or so, there was no way that one could last for 15 years or more according to their climate model.

Oops. Their mistake, I guess.

Maybe that’s why when the United Kingdom’s National Weather Service updated their data and it showed that global warming has been paused for the last 16 years, they remained mum.

“The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new...