Tree ring studies confirm global COOLING, cast doubt on AB 32

Lapland wikipediaJan. 31, 2013

By Chriss Street

Global cooling? New studies of tree rings show that it’s happening.

Yet California remains governed by AB 32, whose official title is the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.” It’s seven years later. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed AB 32 into law, is long gone. And the environmental movement, sensing that “global warming” wasn’t selling any longer, now calls bad weather “climate change,” as President Obama did in his Inaugural Address.

The prestigious Nature Journal recently published a major climate change study, “Orbital Forcing Of Tree-Ring Data.” It provided a thorough analysis of more than 2000 years of tree-ring evidence that showed current climate models substantially underestimated ancient Northern Europe temperatures levels during the Roman and Medieval Periods.

That temperatures have trended downward for the last two centuries debunks theories that anthropogenic (man-made) global warming is caused by a rising CO2 gas levels associated with industrial burning of “fossil fuels.” The main part of AB 32 mandates the reduction by 25 percent of California greenhouse gases by 2020.

Researchers from Germany, Finland, Scotland and Switzerland examined tree-ring density profiles in trees from Finnish Lapland, way up North.  In this extremely cold environment, trees often collapse into one of the numerous lakes, where they remain well preserved for thousands of years.  The international team was able to conduct high reliability calculations of tree-ring density from the Scandinavian pine trees preserved in the cold water. The tree rings correlated very closely with annual summer temperature patterns.

The United Nations-endorsed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for interpreting studies of ice cores and ocean sediments to “conclude” that Europe was about to suffer catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.

Cooling trend

But the new tree-ring data allow precise measurements of annual climate variability.   The results reveal there has been a cooling trend of -0.3°C (0.54°F) every thousand years “due to gradual changes to the position of the sun and an increase in the distance between the Earth and the sun.”

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The high-resolution graph shown above demonstrates that temperatures during ancient periods were much warmer than predicted by the IPCC.  The study also documented the extreme temperature phases that occurred during Europe’s “Little Ice Age” that resulted in a general cooling trend between the 1150 and 1460 AD, and the extremely cold climate between 1560 and 1850 AD.  According to lead researcher Jan Esper:

“We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low.… Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy, as they will influence the way today’s climate changes are seen in context of historical warm periods.”

The results are a huge embarrassment to the IPCC, which has acknowledged it did not carry out its own original research to monitor climate and related phenomena.  But their extrapolated conclusions regarding a recent warming trend served as justification for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to demand Western industrialized nations implement the job-killing Kyoto Protocol treaty to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”

And the text of AB 32 itself maintained:

“Global warming poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources, and the environment of California…. The program established by this division will continue this tradition of environmental leadership by placing California at the forefront of national and international efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.”

‘Cooling trend’

In a direct broadside against global-warming doomsday alarmists, Esper noted:

This figure we calculated may not seem particularly significant.  However, it is also not negligible when compared to global warming, which up to now has been less than 1°C. Our results suggest that the large-scale climate reconstruction shown by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) likely underestimate this long-term cooling trend over the past few millennia.

The tree-ring study proves the recent warming trend we are experiencing is not exceptional, because current temperatures have been exceeded for at least two periods over the last 2000 years.

Paleoclimatologists describe the warming of the earth over the last 12,000 years as the Holocene inter-glacial of the current Ice Age.  The prior Eemian interglacial period, which began 130,000 years ago and ended 114,000 years ago, was much warmer.  At the time, the seas were 15 to 25 feet higher than today, Scandinavia was an island, hippos swam in the Thames River near the site of London and the raised beaches of Alaska and fossil reefs of the Bahamas were formed.

Just before the October 2011 unanimous vote by the the eight members of the California Air Resources Board  for California to be the first state in the United States to implement a cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gasses emissions, Board Chairwoman Mary D. Nichols proudly hailed, “ We are staking out new ground in the battle against global warming.” The cap-and-trade program was implemented with CARB’s first auction last November.

But given the new tree-ring science showing AB 32 was based on faulty science, it appears she declared war on Californians.

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  1. The Modified Ted Steele Methodologies (tm)
    The Modified Ted Steele Methodologies (tm) 31 January, 2013, 06:49

    I have told you guys more than once. This global warming thing is a hoax. Just like the moon landing and building 7.Move on…nothing to se here, shuffle quietly back to your Fox News cubicles.

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  2. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 31 January, 2013, 06:57

    Ted: I don’t watch Fox News. I prefer MSNBC. Enemy research.

    — John Seiler

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  3. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 31 January, 2013, 07:32

    Ted: I’m also surprised that you’re into the whole “conspiracy theory” thing. Do you think “Capricorn One” was a documentary?

    — John Seiler

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  4. Ted Steele, Navigator
    Ted Steele, Navigator 31 January, 2013, 08:54

    John! LMAO— very good! And I actually watch Fox for the same reason you watch MSNBC—- I wonder if it’s hard for you to watch after a bit? I find it difficult to watch Fox after a time because of the ignorance (or at least that’s my pov…)

    I do watch Msnbc and find myself agreeing with alot but not all of it…Teddy

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  5. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 31 January, 2013, 11:21

    No global warming you say. I say that is heresy. HERESY! You deniers should be excommunicated and burned at the stake (after a humiliating public trial and a few months of justly deserved torture to purify your souls). I’m sure Ted “Torquemada” Steele would agree with me that there is no place for dissent from orthodoxy in this great country of ours. If we let you deniers go unpunished who knows what kind of heresy will take hold in the future. You must be stopped by any means necessary, for the children.

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  6. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 31 January, 2013, 11:38

    Hey Ted, when you and Queeg and Uhaul are watching Chris Matthews do you ever get the urge to reach through the TV and wipe the dried spittle from the corners of his mouth. He really should seek help for that condition. I think uncontrolled drooling and tingly legs are a symptom of a serious nervous disorder.

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  7. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 31 January, 2013, 12:55

    To Chriss and the other deniers:

    If 95 percent of the doctors said that eating a certain substance was dangerous to your health, would you continue to take it? Most reasonable people would not.

    But when 95 percent of all climate scientists say that global warming is real and that much of it is caused by man, you continue to deny it for reasons of economic ideology.

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  8. Ted Steele, Navigator
    Ted Steele, Navigator 31 January, 2013, 13:41

    Dysphoric– I think you’re projecting. But thanks for watching MSNBC little buddy!

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  9. JR
    JR 31 January, 2013, 16:04

    Typical Liberal. Provide the documentation that 95% of all climate scientist agree with StevefromSacto.

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  10. Hondo
    Hondo 31 January, 2013, 17:49

    The evidence is in. Tree ring data is amazing in its specificity. You can pinpoint specific years going back thousands of years.
    Now the continued implimintation of 32 is insane, and attack on Kalifornia’s economy.
    And for those who say, “nothing to see here”. You should be leading the charge to get rid of 32.
    But you aren’t.
    Hondo…..

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  11. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 31 January, 2013, 18:23

    @ Ted Steele, Grand Inquisitor- That’s Mr. little buddy to you.

    @ StevefromExcremento, “But when 95 percent of all climate scientists say that global warming is real”

    For the umpteenth time, valid science is not a function of consensus. Stop confusing science with a vote for home coming queen. Just like you confuse an AR-15 with a “military grade” weapon like the M-16. Someday Steve you will present us with an actual fact here, but we are still waiting for one. And speaking of facts, where in the world did you get the “95 percent of all climate scientists say that global warming is real” propaganda from? Care to give us a source for that or did you just make it up on the fly?

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  12. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 31 January, 2013, 19:44

    StevefromSacto: Apparently you didn’t get the memo from President Obama: It’s no longer called “global warming,” but “climate change.” See the president’s State of the Union speech.

    — John Seiler

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  13. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 31 January, 2013, 21:12

    Hey Ted, when you and Queeg and Uhaul are watching Chris Matthews do you ever get the urge to reach through the TV and wipe the dried spittle from the corners of his mouth. He really should seek help for that condition. I think uncontrolled drooling and tingly legs are a symptom of a serious nervous disorder.

    Hahahhahaha….teddy WHEN?? ru bringing Uhaul & Queeg back?????

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  14. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 31 January, 2013, 21:13

    Provide the documentation that 95% of all climate scientist agree with StevefromSacto.
    =
    Steve tends to be liberal with his #’s 😉

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  15. The Modified Ted Steele Methodologies (tm)
    The Modified Ted Steele Methodologies (tm) 1 February, 2013, 06:05

    and the Poodle tends to be well, a bit “sleepy” shall we say.

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  16. BobA
    BobA 1 February, 2013, 11:27

    For what it’s worth:

    Even if global warming was real (it isn’t), how is handing over billions of dollars to the government who in turn will hand it out to their crony capitalist friends going to fix the problem?

    All that’s going to happen is a further concentration of wealth into the hands of a few while the rest of us will get a lot poorer. Al Gore is a case in point.

    The Pope of global warming has become a very very wealthy man selling his global warming snake oil. Others see how he enriched himself and now they want a piece of the action.

    If anthropomorphic global warming is real, then the only meaningful solution is to de-industrialize the world, kill of 80% of the world’s population, forgo all modern technology and return to agrarian societies.

    Anything less is not a serious effort and total a waste of everyone’s time and money.

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  17. Marten Purdy the metroman
    Marten Purdy the metroman 1 February, 2013, 11:47

    Global warming is the natural process by which the average yearly temperature of the earth gradually raises. Yes, humans do affect global warming, but barely. The problem is that environmentalists use crappy equipment (home thermometers, for example, rather than the far far more precise weather balloons used by legit scientists), and think we have a huge effect on global warming. Most environmentalists don’t really have or use very accurate equipment or methods, so they come up with skewed ideas.
    This is basically because no one or two people know exactly how to research all of the details needed to study the environment, you need large groups of scientists that study in many different fields to truely record accurate information.

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  18. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 2 February, 2013, 09:25

    Ted: I’m also surprised that you’re into the whole “conspiracy theory” thing. Do you think “Capricorn One” was a documentary?
    ==
    Teddy thinks “Borat” was a documentary 😉

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  19. Marten Purdy the metroman
    Marten Purdy the metroman 2 February, 2013, 11:51

    Borat:
    A stupid ass movie about a guy from Kazachstan who carries pictures of his kids penis in his wallet, and hates Jews.

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  20. Wily Wayne
    Wily Wayne 17 February, 2013, 18:02

    With the reduction in sunspots, there is much less UV energy hitting the thermosphere. So, it is little wonder that it finally collapsed. It is rebuilding itself as some sunspots have emerged. The greater concern is how a possible new Maunder Minimum with several decades of a spotless sun will affect this layer. I wonder if this is a reason why these minimums are so cold.

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