Intellicast has a gr…
Intellicast has a great article rebutting a CBS sweeps week special on the warming of Alaska. According to their data, this is all part of a well-defined and well-known cycle of warming and cooling. In fact, you’ll find a chart that shows that the mean annual temperature of Fairbank, Alaska was higher in the early 1940s than it’s been for the past 8 years. In the interim the temps dropped right in line with what’s called the PDO; the “Pacific Decadal Oscillation” which is the large-scale flip-flopping of ocean temperatures. If increase industrialization causes global warming, then one has to wonder why the mean temps fell on average from the 1940s to the 1970s.

The last line of their report says it all:

It has been around half a century since the last PDO warm phase and it is not surprising that most people do not remember the concerns about the declines in arctic ice and warm temperatures then. More people remember the widespread speculation about the impending ice age during the cold and snowy 1960s and 1970s. Now we are led to believe this current warm spell is just a start of what could be a disastrous climate change.

This too will probably pass. Perhaps a lot sooner than most people could imagine.

Certainly sooner than CBS, Al Gore and the UN summiteers in Johannesburg imagine.

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