Take theClimate Science Challenge
What are you afraid of?
Premise: The adherent-establishment claims that global warming is causing innumerable calamities around the world. Let’s examine some of these claims and you can see for yourself if their claims stand up to the empirical evidence gathered on these phenomena. (Again, using their datasets.)
Adherent–establishment claim: Mid Pacific islands are being submerged by rising oceans, with projections ranging from a couple of feet up to more than ten feet over the next 100 years.
Conundrum: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the mid Pacific Ocean is rising at an average rate of less than 3/4 of a foot per 100 years, which is unsurprising with the moderate amount of natural warming since the Little Ice Age ended in about 1850. (Numbers were sourced from NOAA website on Aug.29.15) NOAA in August of 2015 also reported, “the absolute global sea level rise is believed to be 1.7-1.8 millimeters/year.” This global measure works out to only 0.58 feet per 100 years. And this rise is not from the Antarctic ice melting. A 2015 NASA study has found that the Antarctic ice sheet is actually gaining ice, not losing it. It turns out that the small amount sea level rise that has been detected is mostly a result of groundwater extraction around the world. Water that used to reside in landmasses now ends up in the oceans and they rise. No global warming is necessary to account for the very slight rising in sea level.
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming is causing more hurricanes.
Conundrum: I see consolidation – what about you?
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming is causing more severe storms.
Conundrum: Looks like there were less severe storms after 2000 than before.
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming is causing more severe droughts and flooding.
Conundrum: Both show fluctuations over the last 100 years, but not a rising trend from supposed global warming.
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming leads to dying forests.
Conundrum: Again, I see consolidation over the last 100 years.
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming is causing more wildfires.
Conundrum: Same-old, same-old – consolidation for the last 30 years.
Adherent–establishment claim: Remember the warnings of winters without snow?
Conundrum: Again – consolidation for the last 50 years.
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming is causing sea ice to disappear.
Conundrum: Looks pretty steady to me. Might have been a slight bit more during the Mount Pinatubo ash period during the early and mid nineties.
Adherent–establishment claim: Global warming is causing the Antarctic ice sheet to warm up and melt.
Conclusion: Just as with the empirical evidence in our global temperature graphs, nothing seems abnormal in the above graphs. In other words, there have been NO parallel effects of a supposed extreme global warming in regard to the empirical evidence of sea level, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, flooding, forest die-off, wildfires, snow cover, global sea ice area, and Antarctic temperatures. These are what you would expect if global temperatures had been consolidating for 73 of the last 84 years. What global warming?