29 February 2008

Cold - hot - cold - hot

It seems that Earth has entered that period of hot and cold flashes lately. Take this, for instance:

The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.
The value is not large enough to wipe out a certain Nobel prize, I suspect, but adds to the long list of questions.

This is not to say that there is no merit to the position of proponents of global warming theory. Or is there merit? Quite confusing for a mere mortal. But there is hope. We have now a site by two New Zealand professors that show both sides of the dispute - side by side, as it is. So you have to decide for yourself.

Via Texas Scribbler.