OK for starters "Why16 years ago"? Because that is when the global temperature stopped rising in contradiction to their theories that said it would continue to increase. There was no cherry picking. It is a fact and not manipulated by anyone. 16 years ago the global temp was warmer than it has been since. Actually they have been trying to manipulate and keep hush hush that fact to falsely discredit the reality of the 16 year truth. CO2 continued and yet the rise in temp stopped when these so called experts said it would continue to rise at an ever increasing pace. They were wrong. Look at their predictions from 20 years ago. Look at their computer models. Look at their theories. ALL were wrong. Yes 16 years isnt very long but neither is 100 years in the grand scheme of things. 100 years is cherry picking in itself considering if we go back millions of years there were times the planet was much hotter, times it was much colder, all with varying CO2 levels. The main driver of global temperatures is of course the sun, not CO2. That of course explains the stop in rise of the temps, the sun. But actually admitting the sun is what causes temperature change doesnt mend with their man made theories, so they ignore the obvious and instead try and spin the evidence to suit their agenda. That tells me alot about their theories.For George:
Let's look at the 'no global warming in the last 16 years' factoid.
The gist of it seems to be that Steve Goreham, executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America, who came up with that started from an unusually warm year (El Nino), and ended in an unusually cold one (La Nina). Cherry-picking the data that way results in a flatter curve.
"Why start 16 years ago? It includes 1998, when an El Nino made surface temperatures exceptionally warm. When you start near an unusually hot year, there's a good chance that subsequent years will be cooler."
"There's another problem: When you get into temperature changes that small and time frames that short, the natural variability of climate can be so large that any "trend" might be the result of chance."
Why start 16 years ago? It includes 1998, when an El Nino made surface temperatures exceptionally warm. When you start near an unusually hot year, there's a good chance that subsequent years will be cooler.There's another problem: When you get into temperature changes that small and time frames that short, the natural variability of climate can be so large that any "trend" might be the result of chance."
For now lets try and keep this rather limited in scope if you dont mind because I have several things I would like to discuss. One is what we are discussing now, that global temps stopped rising 16 years ago despite their predictions that they would continue to rise. That is my first point. I should point out 16 years ago I also believed that they were likely right. Now with update facts I there is no way I can support spending billions of dollars on these theories.