Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Global Warming In The Eighties And Nineties A Blip?

Or is today's cooling a blip from the fifties? Confused?
Me too. Not Mark Steyn.

Forced by circumstance to take an interest in the latest developments on the climate-change “consensus”,  I was interested to see this story, in which The New York Times belatedly acknowledges that for the last 15 years it’s been all quiet on the warming front:
It now seems the Times can explain away the dreaded coming ice age of the seventies as being caused by pollution?
Now, here is a crucial piece of background: It turns out we had an earlier plateau in global warming, from roughly the 1950s to the 1970s, and scientists do not fully understand that one either. A lot of evidence suggests that sunlight-blocking pollution from dirty factories may have played a role, as did natural variability in ocean circulation. The pollution was ultimately reduced by stronger clean-air laws in the West.
I thought it was pollution that caused the warming? I guess I will stay confused until the next explanation gets thrown at the wall, something will stick eventually.

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