I’m so sorry to have to present you with these ghastly apparitions of Climate Change Past and Present, whilst leaving you to fearfully contemplate the Ghost of Climate Future. The solid blue dot at the far right of the second graph is where we are right now. The large spikes are naturally occurring Pacific El Nino events. I know seeing this will reduce my readers to quivering lumps of jelly, but I am obliged to tell the truth on my Substack, to communicate science and hard data, whatever the implications.
Since global warming really took off in 1979 (after having taken a break from the 1940s to the 1970s, when global cooling happened and we were all being warned about an imminent Ice Age), the world has literally been baked - the globally averaged temperature of the lower atmosphere as measured by satellites (the most reliable indicator of global mean temperature) has increased by a stunning 0.6 degrees Celsius! If the trend of 0.13 C per decade continues, this means that by 2100, the world will be 1.04C hotter than it is now and just over 2C hotter than it was in 1850. Scary, huh? Not quite as scary as the 4C to 6C global warming predicted by many of the climate models though. In fact, the world hasn’t warmed at all since 2015, despite record-breaking CO2 emissions mainly from China and steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
So that’s not very scary either.
In fact, those graphs aren’t very scary at all. But you knew that. So that’s why the climate crisis fanatics have switched to trying to scare us all with bad weather instead, including cold weather. That’s not working out too well either. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
"I’m so sorry to have to present you with these ghastly apparitions of Climate Change Past and Present, whilst leaving you to fearfully contemplate the Ghost of Climate Future"
Indeed! Yes, F.U.D. (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) is their trade, and they are very good at it. About 16 years ago I went to my daughters High School Open House. Three of the kids were doing doom, fearful presentations of "Global Warming". I asked each of them if they could think of ANY benefits derived from atmospheric CO2? Nope, not one. Those poor children, Fearful that the planet was dying, Uncertain of their own sex, Doubtful of their parents, their own nations past culture, religious values, etc...
I began to write an essay meant to show them their deception, the one sided prejudice of their indoctrination. The post was meant to be an overview, to, as rapidly as possible, summarize the theory, the science, and the politics of Global Warming. It is aimed at both academics and the common man that only get their news and perspective from NPR, the BBC, and the legacy media. I have had several very educated medical and scientific academics tell me they were shocked to see that indeed, they had been presented with a very biased perspective. Red pilled on Climate Change, was cause to reconsider a host of other subjects. So, for your consideration...
The Sun's variable magnetic field strength regulates cosmic rays bombardment of earth, which controls cloudiness, which warms and cools the earth. The Sun's variable UV and soft Xray emissions vary the ozone levels in the stratosphere. High Ozone absorbs earths IR emissions and warms the stratosphere, generating low pressures in the troposphere, abracadabra, weather!