Previously, we reviewed global warming and CO2 data using the Santer et al. recommended 17-year span to determine the impact on temperatures from human emissions. The real world evidence clearly shows that whatever influence CO2 has on global temperatures it appears to be quite small.
From Reasonable Doubt On Climate Change, we know that the 2011 year-to-date U.S. temperatures rank 2011 as only the 25th warmest since 1895. And from The Reference Frame, we find out that the current satellite measurements have the 2011 Jan-Aug period as the second coldest of the century. (Update: new atmospheric temperature charts)
Then there is this graph revealing that 2011 satellite daily temperature measurements are below those recorded in 2010, every single day. The combination of these facts support the interpretation that large human CO2 emissions are not causing significant or accelerating warming.
Now, despite all this evidence, Jon Huntsman, a hopeful GOP candidate for president, is going around spouting off about his global warming and climate change worries. Currently the country has vast economic, financial and growth issues yet Huntsman keeps harping on the non-existent global warming. It's like the Hollywood liberal/left that's still harping on about vaccines causing autism when the empirical evidence completely trashes that bogus theory.
It's as if he actually believes the "97%" bogus claim of scientists addicted to taxpayer research monies, instead of believing the real empirical evidence.
And the evidence just keeps mounting. From the billions of dollars we have spent on satellites come these images of the "global" warming anomalies. Whether it is land, sea or air, the actual warming is of a regional/local nature - it is not "global" and the "warming" doesn't dominate. (click on images to enlarge)
Land Temps - August 2011
Sea Surface Temps - Sept. 2011
Atmosphere Temps - Aug. 2011
Might be time for serious GOP candidates to start pressing Huntsman on the climate facts. If he's challenged about the actual empirical evidence, which he then denys to be true, Americans will view him as just another political hack attempting to mislead the public for his own political gain.
Hell, even Obama has smartened up about the bogus climate hysteria and is starting to avoid it like the plague. Huntsman is so stupid and desperate for liberal love he often gets suckered by the MSM, thus revealing himself to be both left-of-center politically correct and extremely vulnerable with his 'green' non-scientific AGW views.