The research, by Chris de Freitas, a climate scientist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, John McLean (Melbourne) and Bob Carter (James Cook University), finds that the El NiÃ±o-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a key indicator of global atmospheric temperatures seven months later. As an additional influence, intermittent volcanic activity injects cooling aerosols into the atmosphere and produces significant cooling.
“The surge in global temperatures since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean that made warming El NiÃ±o conditions more likely than they were over the previous 30 years and cooling La NiÃ±a conditions less likely” says corresponding author de Freitas….
“The close relationship between ENSO and global temperature, as described in the paper, leaves little room for any warming driven by human carbon dioxide emissions. The available data indicate that future global temperatures will continue to change primarily in response to ENSO cycling, volcanic activity and solar changes.â€
â€œOur paper confirms what many scientists already know: which is that no scientific justification exists for emissions regulation, and that, irrespective of the severity of the cuts proposed, ETS (emission trading scheme) will exert no measurable effect on future climate.â€
1977 … Hmmm, that wasn’t long after the climate scare book The Cooling: Has The Next Ice Age Already Begun? was flying off shelves. Looks as silly now after three decades of ocean-driven warming as Al Gore’s own scare tactics are quickly coming to look.
So what’s the justification for cap-and-tax legislation again?
Somehow I doubt we’ll see this report featured on the evening news.