It is absurd to think that any feasible increase in taxes and regulations would affect the climate, and highly debatable that human activity has a major effect on the temperature anyway, but at least we can all agree that the planet is getting warmer — or can we?
Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record.
The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end.
The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America. …
Big El Ninos always have an immense impact on world weather, triggering higher than normal temperatures over huge swathes of the world. The 2015-16 El Nino was probably the strongest since accurate measurements began, with the water up to 3C warmer than usual.
Like most everything related to the climate, El Niño is part of a natural cycle. It is unlikely to respond to any extreme of tyranny inflicted by leftist ideologues. With its passing, weather tends to cool — carbon taxes or no carbon taxes, economically crippling regulations or no economically crippling regulations.
On a tip from Bodhisattva.