SPPI Monthly CO2 Report: January 2010

By | February 24, 2010


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 As cooling continues, the extremists will not cool it The authoritative Monthly CO2 Report for January 2010 reports on the political significance of a major shift in public opinion on “global warming”in Australia. Editorial Comment: Page 3.

  • Joe Boston and Christopher Monckton explain why the world warmed from 1983-2001, and what it means. Pages 4-6.
  • IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for nine years, CO2 concentration has headed straight for only 570 ppmv by 2100. This factor alone almost halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections. Pages 7-9.
  • Since 1980 global temperature has risen at only 2.5 °F (1.4 °C)/century, not 7 F° (3.9 C°) as IPCC predicts. Pages 10-12.
  • Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century, and has been rising since 1993 at a very modest 1 ft/century. Page 13.
  • Arctic sea-ice extent is normal for the time of year, but there was more summer ice than there was in 2007 or 2008. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent reached a record high in 2007. Global sea ice extent shows little trend for 30 years. Pages 14-17.
  • Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is almost at its lowest since satellite measurement began. Page 18.
  • Sunspot activity is back to normal: but, looking back it was a long – and cool – solar minimum. Page 19.
  • The (very few) benefits and the (very large) costs of the Waxman/Markey Bill are illustrated at Pages 20-23.
  • Warming? What warming?: This month’s Science Focus looks at Tammanrasset, in the Sahara. Page 24.
  • As always, there’s our “global warming” ready reckoner, and our monthly selection of scientific papers. Pages 25-31.
  • The medieval warm period was real, global, and warmer than the present, as our global map shows. Page 32.
  • And finally … a cartoon that makes a sharp point about how little we humans can do to affect the climate. Page 33.