Edited by Christopher Monckton
[Illustrations, footnotes and references available in PDF version]
IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for almost eight years, CO2 concentration has headed straight for only 575 ppmv by 2100. This alone halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections. Pages 11-12.
Since 1980 global temperature has risen at only 2.5 °F (1.5 °C)/century, not 7 F° (3.9 C°) as IPCC predicts. Pages 13-15.
Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century, and has scarcely risen since 2006. The oceans are not warming. Page 16.
Arctic sea-ice extent is now beyond its summer low, 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 18-21.
Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is almost at its lowest since satellite measurement began. Page 22.
The Earth’s core, a major source of warming, is explained by Petroleum Engineer Ernst Knolle. Page 23.
The Sun is still rather quiet, but some solar activity is returning: solar cycle 24 is on its way! Page 24.
The (very few) benefits and the (very large) costs of the Waxman/Markey Bill are illustrated at Pages 25-28.
Tampering with temperature maxima and minima is exposed in this month’s Science Focus. Page 29.
We answer last month’s special puzzle for our readers, just for entertainment. Page 30.
As always, there’s our “global warming” ready reckoner, and our monthly selection of scientific papers. Pages 31-35.
Our Technical Note explains how we compile our state-of-the-art CO2 and temperature graphs. Page 36.