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We keep punching out megatons of delicious carbon, yet the warmening stays away:

Average global temperatures in 2008 are forecast to be lower than in previous years, thanks to the cooling effect of the ocean current in the Pacific, U.N. meteorologists say.

The World Meteorological Organisation’s secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, said it was likely that La Nina, an abnormal cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, would continue into the summer.

Now it’s cooling that’s abnormal.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/04/2008 at 09:32 AM
    1. …and all the fault of pollution? Wow, it’s That 70s Hysteria!

      Posted by Patrick Chester on 2008 04 04 at 09:42 AM • permalink


    1. I demand warmening! Melbourne’s really cold tonight.

      Although I have an advantage over many here. My heating is working.

      It’s a sad indictment of the warmening craze that they have to keep moving the goalposts.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 04 at 09:47 AM • permalink


    1. Look.  Whether it’s warmer or it’s cooler, it’s all climate change and it’s Chimpy Bushitler’s fault.  As we all know, the world’s temperature should stay the same all the time.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 04 at 09:50 AM • permalink


    1. I just don’t understand it.
      Every morning the past three or four weeks it’s been getting cooler.
      Some mornings it’s been under 10 degrees.
      It’s worrying, this change in the weather. I’m quite concerned.Do you think it might have anything to do with the axis of the earth? Would it help if we all run to one side and look over the edge, y’know, to balance it?

      Some wombat on the radio today talking up the cyclone-like wind storm in Melbourne was saying how it’s not climate change because you’ll always have windy days and so on, however, there may be more of them with CC/AGW whatever. He talked it down, then realised what he’d said and seemed to talk it right back up again!

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 04 at 09:55 AM • permalink


    1. Don’t ocean currents just move water and heat around? Where did the heat go?

      Posted by Cris on 2008 04 04 at 10:03 AM • permalink


    1. Aunty radio had an audio grab today of The World Meteorological Organization’s secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, saying that, although the world had generally cooled since 1998, global warming is a long-term effect … WTF?

      Online ref:
      BBC News: Global warming ‘dips this year’

      Beyond parody, yet again …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 04 at 10:19 AM • permalink


    1. Abby who?

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 04 at 10:20 AM • permalink


    1. Sounds to me like global warming ended ten years ago. But I won’t hold my breath waiting to hear that from the people who are getting rich off the global warming scare.

      Posted by sundog on 2008 04 04 at 10:29 AM • permalink


    1. Once you get a religion started, it’s hard to put it back in the box.  True believers never let a few inconvenient facts get in the way.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 04 at 10:29 AM • permalink


    1. Hide the steak sauce!

      We may be eating each other in thirty years due to global warming but this year the earth actually cooled.

      In your face, Ted Turner!  We may be eating each other, but we won’t spoil!  Universal refrigeration for everyone!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 04 at 10:37 AM • permalink


    1. #7 mojo

      Abby… Somebody.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 04 04 at 11:25 AM • permalink


    1. Last Tuesday I received a dusting of Global Warmening on my deck in Seattle. ONce again proving Al Gore must have been in town.

      Posted by swassociates on 2008 04 04 at 11:29 AM • permalink


    1. #12

      Just a dusting? He must’ve just flown past in his chartered Gulfstream jet. If AlGore had actually been in Seattle, you’d have been shoveling the Global Warmening.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 04 04 at 11:32 AM • permalink


    1. During ten years of unprecedented CO2 production, we have had ten years of cooling. 2007 was steeply cooler, and 2008 is trending cooler still.

      At what point does a scientist say, ‘The data proves our model was wrong’? How many years of cooling will we need? How many degrees?

      Can ‘global warming experts’ continue to be wrong for another five or ten years and still be called ‘experts’? If that’s the standard, then we’re all experts on everything.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 04 04 at 12:25 PM • permalink


    1. The BBC says:

      This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory.

      But experts say we are still clearly in a long-term warming trend – and they forecast a new record high temperature within five years.

      Forecast? Based on what? They’ve been wrong so far. Here’s what the so-called forecast is really based on: If cooling continues for another five years without a record-breaking warm spike, AGW will end up in the junk science bin, and the ‘experts’ will be laughingstocks.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 04 04 at 02:34 PM • permalink


    1. #3 So right, you are, Wronwright! Everything is Chimpy Bushitler’s fault! Damn him for my every cooling bath water!

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 04 04 at 04:08 PM • permalink


    1. It’s cooler because of a cooling effect, if I’m understanding the logic.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2008 04 04 at 05:55 PM • permalink


    1. The good sign is that they’re having to adjust the narrative.  As it becomes more difficult to push the core narrative of inexorable warming due to CO2, they have to shift: watch out for new narratives, like a failing soap opera that has to introduce new characters to raise flagging interest.  One of these ‘Poochies’ is the scare about the oceans absorbing ‘too much’ CO2.  (Has anyone explored the money-making carbon-sink potential of bodies of water?  Buy your hydro-offsets here!)

      Posted by cuckoo on 2008 04 04 at 06:33 PM • permalink


    1. must be climate change if i am still wearing winter clothes in the northern hemisphere in april
      and that is just fine by me.. i am praying for the ice age that was promised just a mere 20-30 years ago
      fickle b!*@h mother nature is..

      Posted by missred on 2008 04 04 at 07:09 PM • permalink


    1. Warm summer cold winter, defined by who?
      The sun shines too much.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 04 at 07:55 PM • permalink


    1. #4 kae, I have also noticed that the sun is rising later and later every morning!  What is going on?

      My computer model shows that increasing CO2 levels are slowing down the rotation of the sun!

      My solution is to tax Gulfstream jets out of existence, and use the money raised on papier mache heads.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 04 at 08:33 PM • permalink


    1. #17

      It’s cooler because of a cooling effect, if I’m understanding the logic.

      Wazzat: a short-term cooling effect superimposed on a long-term warming effect?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 04 at 09:07 PM • permalink


    1. Now it’s cooling that’s abnormal.

      Abnormal is the new normal.

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 04 04 at 09:12 PM • permalink


    1. Ha! This is fun.

      Posted by Franklin on 2008 04 04 at 09:43 PM • permalink


    1. I love the accompanying image. Rev those engines, people! While you still can!

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 04 at 10:03 PM • permalink


    1. Interestingly enough, a lot of the ocean temp models (which aren’t stupid enough to project more than six to nine months out, and then admit they are pretty hairy over those timeframes) are highly suggestive that next year (2009) might turn out to be a la nina as well, with consequent lower temps.  we will have to wait and see.

      Posted by entropy on 2008 04 04 at 10:28 PM • permalink


    1. #21
      Mr Creosote, I’ve noticed that too. Only a few months ago the sun was up at 4:30am, now it doesn’t come up until just before 6am.
      Beautiful sunrise on Thursday morning, btw.
      I am really, really concerned about this. It’s just freaky.#26
      I love la Nina!

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 04 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. #24 –

      Our generation has known a warm, giving sun, but the new generation will suffer a sun that is less giving, and the earth will be less fruitful.

      There ought to be a ‘yea, verily’ in there somewhere.

      Posted by Achillea on 2008 04 05 at 01:17 AM • permalink


    1. Yea, verily the climate doth change naturally in accordance with divine design.

      Posted by rabidfox on 2008 04 05 at 01:56 AM • permalink


    1. #27
      I love la Nina!Prolly the consensus.
      But what are the cretins tryin’ to say has ‘cooled’ the planet since ‘98 – they can’t say it’s la Nina …

      Is this The Matrix (Reloaded) and the world is supposed to behave per the IPCC climate modellers?
      Did the VRWC omit to take the Blue Pill?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 05 at 02:26 AM • permalink


    1. Wait a second!  You mean Australia is getting cooler right now, while we here in America have experienced warmer temps over the last month!
      Oh my God!  The climate is so screwed up that the northern and southern hemisphere apparently have different seasons!  Next year I’m going for 61 minutes of lights-out during earth hour.  That should push the planet back to normal.

      Posted by Diggs on 2008 04 05 at 09:48 AM • permalink


  1. #31
    I know, Diggs. It’s frightening. It’s like the world is turning upside down… hey, that’s what it is, I’m sure the science is in on that.

    Posted by kae on 2008 04 05 at 10:18 AM • permalink