Posted 11/5/13 INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Science: The global warming alarmists continue to go about their business — which is minding everyone else's business — while their yarn keeps fraying. Their latest problem: a study that says nature, not man, drives climate.
Last week President Obama issued the executive order "Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change."
It's almost 3,000 words outlining a plan to help the country get through "prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures" and "more heavy downpours" as well as "an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise."
The order even insists that these dire conditions "are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the nation."
Clearly the White House missed the news — isn't that where Obama has learned about various scandals that have suffused his administration? — that there has been no warming since 1997.
What's more, it's also missed the news about a peer-reviewed paper that recently appeared in the journal Climate Dynamics. According to the science, the pause in warming that began as temperatures leveled off in the late 1990s could extend into the 2030s.
Paper authors Judith Curry, head of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Marcia Wyatt, from the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, found — no surprise here — that the United Nations climate models that predict a scorched Earth are not reliable.
"The growing divergence between climate model simulations and observations raises the prospect that climate models are inadequate in fundamental ways," says Curry.
What Curry and Wyatt see, and which the models could not project, given the junk that was fed into them, is a natural cycle of warming and cooling.
The summary of the paper describes a "'stadium-wave' signal that propagates like the cheer at sporting events" that covers "the Northern Hemisphere through a network of ocean, ice, and atmospheric circulation regimes that self-organize into a collective tempo."
This "wave periodically enhances or dampens the trend of long-term rising temperatures, which may explain the recent hiatus in rising global surface temperatures," the summary said.
The paper also explains that "declining sea ice extent over the last decade is consistent with the stadium wave signal."
What's more, "the wave's continued evolution portends a reversal of this trend of declining sea ice."
And the role of man's greenhouse-gas emissions on sea ice decline? Apparently it's not so significant.
While Wyatt says "the stadium wave signal does not support or refute anthropogenic global warming," Curry promises that "this paper will change the way you think about natural internal variability," a factor that the alarmists tend to deny.
Curry also says the paper "provides a very different view from" a study featured last month by the New York Times whose lead author says that by 2047, give or take five years, "the coldest year in the future will be warmer than the hottest year in the past."
We don't expect the alarmists to look into this "very different view." They've decided that humans are warming the planet by burning fossil fuels and any evidence to the contrary is dismissed.
But they can't really believe anything else, can they?
If they did, they would lose their justification for meddling in private affairs.
And that, not the environment, is what the global warming scare is really all about.