Saturday, March 13, 2010
California Colder in March 2010
As shown in the figure 1 below, California is experiencing a below-average temperature state-wide thus far for March, 2010. Based on the colors and extent of each in the figure, it appears the entire state is approximately 5 degrees F colder than average. Some parts of the desert around Palm Springs are much colder, at 7 to 8 degrees below average.
Once again, it is seen that the entire CO2 is Killing Us mentality is wrong. It must be noted that CO2 continues to increase in the atmosphere, with January 2010 showing 388.33 ppm (by volume, dry basis). It was approximately 340 ppm just 30 years ago, in 1980.
The dire predictions of CO2 causing runaway warming, temperatures out of control, abnormal heat waves, ice caps melting, polar bears drowning, sea levels increasing and inundating shorelines, levees washed away, coastal populations left homeless and destitute, increased droughts, melting snowpacks, disappearing glaciers, and all the rest of the scare stories are just not true. CO2 does not have the effect on the world's temperature that the climate alarmists say it has.
At present levels of CO2, doubling or even tripling of CO2 has no measurable effect. The cold temperatures in early March in California show this.
Figure 1 (click for larger view)
Note: image snapshot taken from this site on March 13, 2010. The image is updated daily (except on weekends and holidays) therefore may not show the same image on later dates.
UPDATE 1 - March 17, 2010 - This next figure 2 (below) shows even more cooling compared to the above figure 1. Note the addition of the magenta and dark purple areas, indicating colder than average by 5 degrees F and more. There is one small warmer area, in Orange County (Irvine, California and surrounding areas) shown in yellow. With the month half over, just to return to a normal temperature will require the next two weeks to average 4 degrees above normal. This is not very likely, considering the storms still approaching the state from the Pacific.
Figure 2 (click for larger view)
Note: image snapshot taken from this site on March 17, 2010. The image is updated daily (except on weekends and holidays) therefore may not show the same image on later dates.
Roger E. Sowell, Esq.
Marina del Rey, California