Have you heard anyone complain vigorously about global warming lately? No? There is a reason for that. September 2018 just clocked in as the coolest global September in a decade, as you can see in this graph from WattsUpwithThat.
Some three years ago, the climate catastrophists were similarly silent about pending doom because the satellite measurements of the atmosphere showed that there had been no warming in two decades.
Then came a massive El Niño, a cyclical climate phenomenon that affects weather and temperature all over the world, and the global temperature spiked. This brought out more bombastic claims that now global warming was back on track. However, those who are familiar with the field know that after a major El Niño often follows the opposite weather phenomenon called La Niña, which is associated with cooling. A sharp drop in global temperature, therefore, comes as no shock.
Another data set that is not getting many headlines is sea level rise. Only a few years ago, you could hear claims that the sea level rise was accelerating. Now, after a couple of years of cooling, the data from NASA shows that it was just a blip. The sea level has been rising for thousands of years after the end of the last ice age, and it will probably continue to do so for a long time.
Tornados and storms
Meanwhile, tornadoes in America are at a record low, and despite all the hooyah about hurricanes, the number of them that made landfall is down 50% since 1930 according to Dr. Roy Spencer. The legacy media did not widely report the good news. Disaster and doomsday sell better than good weather.
The fact is that scientists have slowly but steadily been walking back their most outrageous predictions. In 2017, we reported on a new study that showed that the models need to be adjusted downward to be consistent with the observed hiatus in warming during the last two decades. We also reported that a solar theory of climate change promoted by the Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark had experienced an experimental breakthrough that strengthens his hypothesis.
The wonderful thing about the solar theory is that we don’t have to wait a century to see if it is correct. Solar physicists are predicting that the sun is about to go into a lull that may last several decades. If that happens, and the sun does have a major influence on the climate as many scientists believe, we will know it very soon. Solar minimum is just around the corner and if we are lucky we will be able to see the doomsday theory of manmade warming finally abandoned before President Donald Trump leaves office in 2024.