Skip to comments.NOAA Confirms Hurricane Sandy Was Not A Result Of Ocean Global Warming, nor CO2
Posted on 11/07/2012 10:13:33 AM PST by Lorianne
The NCDC (an agency of NOAA) publishes global ocean temperature records, which confirm that global warming of the oceans did not cause Hurricane Sandy - in fact, their most recent temperature measurements reveal that ocean temperatures have actually remained flat over last 15 years (thru September 2012), while CO2 levels have increased
The chart on the left is a plot of global ocean temperatures for the 15-year period (180 months) ending September 2012. Clearly, since late 1997, global warming of the oceans has not happened and thus can not be the cause of Hurricane Sandy. (Unfortunately, some incredibly dishonest politicians and pundits have actually stated that anthropogenic global warming was the cause.)
The plot on the right represents ocean temperatures for the 15-year period ending September 1997. This chart depicts a modest warming trend of ocean waters, including an increase of CO2 levels.
When comparing the two different 15-year time periods, the following can be ascertained: CO2 levels for 15-year period ending Sept 2012: Increased by 30 ppm ◦Ocean linear temperature trend equates to: +0.007 degree increase by year 2100
■ Polynomial trend and 3-year average indicate a cooling is in process
CO2 levels for the 15-year period ending Sept 1997: Increased by 22 ppm ◦Ocean linear temperature trend equates to: +1.10 degree increase by year 2100
■ Polynomial trend and 3-year average confirmed a warming trend during this previous 15-year period
Conclusions: The growing increases of atmospheric CO2 levels have not caused a global warming of the oceans over the last 15 years. Global warming was not the cause of Hurricane Sandy, which was essentially a typical weather hurricane that naturally occurs.
Obama caused it so he could distract America to win the election.
What’s really sad is that the NOAA has to issue a statement informing politicians, citizens and other assorted intellectuals in the country of this simple fact.
There was nothing unusual about a Cat 1 hurricane. The only thing odd is that we have had so few hurricanes recently that no one seemed to be prepared for this one nor do we seem to be able to dig out of it’s aftermath.
NO ONE knows what the CO2 content is supposed to be.
NO ONE knows what the climate will be in 100 years.
It's like the farmers almanac.....win some lose some...
There is no perfection in the weather/climate business.
Ruh-roh - somebody at NOAA didn’t read the memo and will be lookin’ for a job soon.
Look for some political appointments at the top of scientific agencies. In a few years, NOAA will use its prestige to confirm that global warming is a problem. /S
And the fact that they over hyped Irene last year as it was not near as bad as predicted. Lots of flood damage though as Irene made 2 or 3 actual landfalls in the US.
Have to give them credit though with the tracking prediction for Sandy. Most of the models had it correct (European anyway), except for a few models which wavered back and forth with respect to the left turn.
They are a day too late.