April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Parts of North America and Europe may cool naturally over the next decade, as shifting ocean currents temporarily blunt the global-warming effect caused by mankind, Germany's Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences said.
Average temperatures in areas such as California and France may drop over the next 10 years, influenced by colder flows in the North Atlantic, said a report today by the institution based in Kiel, Germany. Temperatures worldwide may stabilize in the period.
This is really a stretch! Human activity is causing global warming. PERIOD! If we actually measure temperatures that are cooling or stabilizing, then it is not due to a lack of warming, it is just nature masking the problem. This is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. These people want there to be catastrophic warming so much that they will stretch so far for a explanation to refute data that doesn;t support their model.
The study was based on sea-surface temperatures of currents that move heat around the world, and vary from decade to decade. This regional cooling effect may temporarily neutralize the long- term warming phenomenon caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases building up around the earth, said Richard Wood, a research scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre, a U.K. provider of environmental and weather-related services.
``Those natural climate variations could be stronger than the global-warming trend over the next 10-year period,'' Wood said in an interview. ``Without knowing that, you might erroneously think there's no global warming going on.''
The Leibniz study, co-written by Noel Keenlyside, a research scientist at the institute, will be published in the May 1 issue of the journal Nature.
``If we don't experience warming over the next 10 years, it doesn't mean that
greenhouse-gas warming is not with us,'' Keenlyside said in an interview. ``There can be natural fluctuations that may mask climate change in the short term.''
And maybe those natural fluctuations are actually nature's way of adapting and adjusting to compensate for the warmer temepratures. Climate is variable. It always has been and it always will be. Warm weather is not bad and actually leads to goo dthings such as longer growing seasons and better survivability compared to cold temps.
Now it seems alarmists have found another way to explain away the data that indicates that the warming is over - IT'S NOT OVER, YOU JUST CAN'T SEE IT RIGHT NOW!!!!