Alarmist Retreat Begins: Natural Factors May Cause New Global Warming Hiatus

Hansen’s study undercuts his lawsuit against the federal government for not providing a stable climate.

The solar variability is not negligible in comparison with the energy imbalance that drives global temperature change.

Therefore, because of the combination of the strong 2016 El Niño and the phase of the solar cycle, it is plausible, if not likely, that the next 10 years of global temperature change will leave an impression of a ‘global warming hiatus.’ —James Hansen et al, 18 January 2018

The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has lodged a new complaint with the BBC about its misleading reporting on global warming. The BBC’s News at Ten programme on the 18th of January 2018 contained two factual errors in its report of the global temperature of 2017. The newsreader, Huw Edwards, said that 2017 was “the hottest year on record,” insinuating that global temperatures have continued to rise last year. This is untrue. In his report, Roger Harrabin said, “2017 had no heating from El Niño.” This is also untrue. —Global Warming Policy Foundation, 24 January 2018

All parts of the world’s oceans are clearly cooler than at any time in the past 3 years. —Ron Clutz, Science Matters, 18 January 2018

2017 seemed like a year full of bad weather news. But a deeper look at the global data suggests that attempts to link the last year’s extreme weather to climate change are misleading. —GWPF TV, 24 January 2018

The full significance of the Treasury’s increasingly firm grip on spending to support renewables, culminating in the announcement of a moratorium on new subsidies for renewables is now becoming apparent. Applications for renewables in the UK planning system are falling away, and, in spite of a large slush pile of projects with planning consent, total operational capacity is not increasing rapidly. —GWPF Energy, 23 January 2018

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    JayPee

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    Poor Jimmy
    Trying to save face
    In spite of the failed predictions of
    His hypothesis

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    Amber

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    Yeah kids will know what snow is for at least 10 more years . Whew !
    How’s the snow at the Davos conference ? White global warming.. who knew ? Gore has to be lurking about somewhere there .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Hansen needs a totaly new job as a Sanitation Worker after all if he is willing to deal out the trash then he should be made to pick it all up

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    David Lewis

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    We have had a Global Warming Hiatus for twenty years. Another ten years would mean a thirty year Hiatus. Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say we have reached the end of global warming?

    There is not going to be an Alarmist Retreat. There are so many hidden agenda who’s only hope is the climate change movement that it is infeasible to give it up.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    What ever happened with Global Cooling and the New Ice Age we were suppost to have been getting back in the 1970’s but i can still remember all this about those African Killer Bees and can anyone remember all those movies like The Swarm? i can still remember all this bull twaddle about Pollution so bad we would need to wear gas masks to go outside(Some Eco-Wackos still use them in their dumb protests)or keeping our major cities under giant domes and in the movie Silent Running our major forests would be launched into orbit the lies about DDT effecting Birds and their eggs and nestlings The entire Green Movments based upon lies and junk science

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    Dr Norman Page

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    Climate is controlled by natural cycles. Earth is just past the 2003+/- peak of a millennial cycle and the current cooling trend will likely continue until the next Little Ice Age minimum at about 2650.See the Energy and Environment paper at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0958305X16686488
    and an earlier accessible blog version at http://climatesense-norpag.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-coming-cooling-usefully-accurate_17.html
    Here is the abstract for convenience :
    “ABSTRACT
    This paper argues that the methods used by the establishment climate science community are not fit for purpose and that a new forecasting paradigm should be adopted. Earth’s climate is the result of resonances and beats between various quasi-cyclic processes of varying wavelengths. It is not possible to forecast the future unless we have a good understanding of where the earth is in time in relation to the current phases of those different interacting natural quasi periodicities. Evidence is presented specifying the timing and amplitude of the natural 60+/- year and, more importantly, 1,000 year periodicities (observed emergent behaviors) that are so obvious in the temperature record. Data related to the solar climate driver is discussed and the solar cycle 22 low in the neutron count (high solar activity) in 1991 is identified as a solar activity millennial peak and correlated with the millennial peak -inversion point – in the RSS temperature trend in about 2003. The cyclic trends are projected forward and predict a probable general temperature decline in the coming decades and centuries. Estimates of the timing and amplitude of the coming cooling are made. If the real climate outcomes follow a trend which approaches the near term forecasts of this working hypothesis, the divergence between the IPCC forecasts and those projected by this paper will be so large by 2021 as to make the current, supposedly actionable, level of confidence in the IPCC forecasts untenable.””

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      Sonnyhill

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      My conclusion : We better start building more greenhouses.

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