http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/25/nbook125.xmlOn the one hand we have the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change coming up with yet another of its notoriously politicised reports, hyping up the scare by claiming that world surface temperatures have been higher in 11 of the past 12 years (1995-2006) than ever previously recorded.
This carefully ignores the latest US satellite figures showing temperatures having fallen since 1998, declining in 2007 to a 1983 level - not to mention the newly revised figures for US surface temperatures showing that the 1930s had four of the 10 warmest years of the past century, with the hottest year of all being not 1998, as was previously claimed, but 1934.
Uh, oh, sounds like we made a boo-boo. In addition, 2007 is set to be cooler than 2006. I guess all the talk about man-made global warming has caused some positive changes. So far the IPCC has not corrected their numbers to reflect the revision cited above. I think that over the next couple of years, this debate is going to get real entertaining. If I was the MMGW folks, I would claim victory now!