No warming since 1998:
Of course, the Climate Faithful would show a different graph - conveniently starting at a low point when the world was nearly at its coolest in the 20th century:
But two can play that game. Why not start in 1998?
The Climate Faithful are also keen to hide from you the fact that no computer model predicted the cooling since 1998. That really would be An Inconvenient Truth.
This actually my favourite comment about the PDO index and it's typical of those being made by Warmists who are making comment on the situation:
However, the effect of rising fossil fuel emissions will mean that warming will accelerate again after 2015 when natural trends in the oceans veer back towards warming, according to the computer model.
Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany, said: "The IPCC would predict a 0.3°C warming over the next decade. Our prediction is that there will be no warming until 2015 but it will pick up after that."
Soooo...the climate models that have been wildly wrong so far, that did not model the PDO cooling (how could they when CO2 is their primary forcing?) are somehow going to be right in 2015?
These people are lunatics.
Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation shows cooling seas
The Earth's temperature may stay roughly the same for a decade, as natural climate cycles enter a cooling phase, scientists have predicted.
A new computer model developed by German researchers, reported in the journal Nature, suggests the cooling will counter greenhouse warming.
However, temperatures will again be rising quickly by about 2020, they say.
...The key to the new prediction is the natural cycle of ocean temperatures called the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), which is closely related to the warm currents that bring heat from the tropics to the shores of Europe.
The cause of the oscillation is not well understood, but the cycle appears to come round about every 60 to 70 years.
A 'new' computer model? Fantastic! Will it be as good as the old ones? Oh, wait...
2015 in one model. 2020 in another.
These people are lunatics.
Sea ice doing fine, thank you very much:
Don’t expect to hear this reported on the your evening newscast, but according to new data, sea ice levels in the Southern Hemisphere are at 25-year highs.Sunspot activity indicates we're in for a cool time:
“On a global basis, world sea ice in April 2008 reached levels that were ‘unprecedented’ for the month of April in over 25 years,” Steve McIntyre wrote on Climateaudit.org on May 4. “Levels are the third highest (for April) since the commencement of records in 1979, exceeded only by levels in 1979 and 1982.”
That data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) suggests the effects of global warming aren’t as dire as some media reports would have you believe...According to the NSIDC data, sea ice had declined in 2007 to record lows, but showed a rebound in 2008, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere.
All four agencies that track Earth's temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.No warming since 1998. PDO shows a cooling Pacific Ocean. Ditto for the Atlantic. Ice cover has rebounded to huge levels. Solar activity indicates things are going to cool down.
...That the rapid temperature decline in 2007 coincided with the failure of cycle No.24 to begin on schedule is not proof of a causal connection but it is cause for concern.
It is time to put aside the global warming dogma, at least to begin contingency planning about what to do if we are moving into another little ice age, similar to the one that lasted from 1100 to 1850.
So who are the real Climate Deniers now?