Per the latest satellite measurements, the public now knows that the hurricane that became Superstorm 'Sandy' was not a result of a CO2-based "global warming" of the atmosphere - actually, the lower atmosphere cooled over the last 15 years
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In a previous 'C3' post, we had shown that the ocean empirical evidence does not support any speculation that ocean "global warming" was the cause of 'Sandy.' In addition, expert climate researcher Bob Tisdale confirmed that the actual ocean waters that the hurricane-storm tracked though had not warmed for the past +70 years.
Well, if the non-warming oceans did not cause the hurricane/storm, was it the "warming" atmosphere? Using the latest RSS satellite measurements for the lower atmosphere, we can ascertain that.
The chart on the left is for the most recent 180 months (15 years thru October 2012) of RSS temperatures and change in CO2 levels. As clearly denoted, the +30 ppm CO2 change did not cause the atmosphere to warm - in fact, the atmosphere has been cooling since the peak of 1998.
In contrast, the chart on the right is for the prior 15-year period (ending October 1997), which does show a modest warming of the lower atmosphere. Yet during that prior 15-year period, atmosphere CO2 growth was one-third less than the subsequent 15 years.
Conclusions: From the empirical evidence we know....
- Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy was not a result of recent atmospheric global warming, also....
- Increased CO2 emissions do not cause accelerated warming
- Increased CO2 emissions do not cause rapid warming
- Increased CO2 emissions do not cause unprecedented warming
- Increased CO2 emissions do not cause unequivocal warming
- Increased CO2 emissions do not cause irrefutable warming
- Increased CO2 emissions do not cause incontrovertible warming, and yada, yada
- In fact, CO2 emissions at best, might cause a little warming, if any
Advice to politicians:
The American public is not stupid. They know that all Congressional-critters are corrupt and serial liars, controlled by special interests. The American public continues to learn about the empirical evidence that proves politicians have lied about global warming and climate change. Therefore, instead of making the American public more distrustful and cynical, quit lying about the bogus, climate-fearmongering science - such as the whopper that CO2 emissions have caused more hurricanes and superstorms to strike the U.S. East coast.
Instead, if you want more revenues from carbon taxes, for your out-of-control spending, that the public will have to pay for, try the truth. It would be a refreshing and much needed change by the political class. With only a sliver of Americans "approving" of Congress, now's the time to start interjecting honesty into the public discourse with objective, empirical evidence based climate discussions. (Note to GOP & Democrats: computer climate models and "consensus science" are not empirical evidence)