Friday, April 11, 2008
Fluctuations in solar radiation could mean colder weather in the decades ahead, despite all the talk about global warming, retired Western Washington University geologist Don Easterbrook said Tuesday.
If so, we'll be happy to have all that extra CO2 trapping much scarcer heat.
Though I personally doubt it, GW could be overblown. If so, the scientists will find the facts. Here is an article from NPR, that dangerous liberal mouthpiece, that suggests Global Warming may be pausing, if not stopped.
I meant science is good when it's good science. I wonder about this guy.
"“One cold winter doesn’t mean much of anything,” he said. “A 10-year trend is interesting.”"
Actually 10 years isn't a whole lot of data.
“In three years we’ll at least know the direction we are headed,”
Again, 3 years: less data than 10.
“If we are one degree warmer in 2010 than we were in 2005, I will appear here and eat my words.”
Even aggressive models don't predict 1C increase until about 2040, so I think Dr. Easterbrook is pretty safe. Safe, and not making a whole lot of sense to me.