Comments on: The “Copenhagen Protocol” on global warming? Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Alister Doyle Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:52:27 +0000 1998 was the warmest year since records began in mid-19th century, but that surely doesn’t mean the world’s been cooling for 10 years?

A ranking of the warmest years in the past 150 reads 1998 followed by 2005, 2003, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2001, 1997, 1995, etc. The World Meteorological Organization says “the long-term upward trend of global warming…is continuing.” o_notes/info_44_en.html

1998 may simply be the climate equivalent of Bob Beamon, who smashed the world record for the long jump at the 1968 Mexico Olympics with a leap of 8.90 metres, 55 cms beyond the previous best. The overall trend for athletes has been towards longer jumps, faster sprints etc but every now and then someone comes along with an amazing performance: that doesn’t mean the underlying trend is reversed and we’re on the way to becoming snails. Mike Powell eventually broke the record by jumping 8.95 metres in 1991.

Temperatures in 1998 were boosted by a strong El Nino warming of the Pacific Ocean — a natural variation of the climate that added to the warming from greenhouse gases.

…Of course not many people admire 1998’s warmth while Beamon’s leap was fantastic. But the point’s the same: one exceptional event doesn’t make a trend.

By: Name Fri, 11 Apr 2008 01:55:56 +0000 Well the protocol is dragging its butt home because the rest of the world found out the IPCC are liars and the worlds been cooling for 10 years.

Oh well, it’s a good move, maybe it’ll give them time to cool down for a few thousand years. They could spend more time building off shore drilling rigs and hating America.

By: Scott Larson Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:50:12 +0000 Barnum-Gore Protocol: “There is one born every-minute”