It appears the Earth's climate (and the sun) refuse to cooperate with the We're-All-Gonna-Die climate models, with still no evidence of warming for 16+ years and indicators that it's more likely that we'll be seeing some cooling for a considerable amount of time despite an increase in atmospheric CO2. One of the drivers of this lack of cooling may be the sun which is in the midst of one of its lowest sunspot maximums in over a century. Cycle 24 has turned out to be a wimp compared to its predecessor, Cycle 23, and it doesn't look like it's going to get any better. There has been a correlation between sunspot numbers and climate on Earth, with lengthy sunspot minimums being harbingers of a cooler climate. A number of solar physicists believe the sun is entering a lengthy period of such minimums. Whether this means we'll see global cooling is a question that still needs to be answered, but if history is any indicator, the answer to that question is yes.
While the argument has been made by the AGW crowd that the small decrease in Total Solar Irradiation (about 0.1%) can't possibly have a profound effect on our climate, there are others who say the TSI is trigger mechanism for processes that can have an effect 6 or 7 times greater than the change in TSI alone. The next few decades will prove that one way or the other as the next few 11-year sunspot cycles pass.
If continued cooling occurs, then maybe the time will come to admit it is the Warmists who are the climate change deniers.
Because they deny both science and fact to push an agenda that is demonstrably false. Yet have the temerity to call those who are skeptical of their claims “deniers”. And, of course, they have their “scientific” mouthpieces as well.If there has been no warming over the past 16 years or so, that means elementary school kids worldwide have experienced only global cooling during their lifetimes.
Yep, the global warming is gonna make it awfully cold around here for the next few decades if the trends continue.
(H/T Maggie's Farm)