Sunday, April 4, 2010
Colder in California in March 2010
It appears that global warming has run and hidden in California during March, 2010. Despite wild claims of increasing CO2 causing heat waves, sea level rises, health crises, droughts, melting polar ice, huge hurricanes, and similar disasters, we had a colder-than-usual month during March, 2010 in California. No sizzling heat, no huge loads on the power grid, just 23 days of below-average temperature, and a few days of above average. The average for the state was negative 0.5 degrees compared to the long-term average of 1949 to 2005. The period chosen for the average is interesting, though, as it begins at a very cold period (see Figure 1 below), so for this month to be colder than that average, it must be cold indeed.
For this month to be colder than average is indeed puzzling, perhaps one could say that the cooling cannot be explained by increased CO2, and that is a travesty. But then, one might be accused of plagiarism, since similar words were written by noted climate scientists in another context.
The fact remains, though, that CO2 continues to increase in the atmosphere, while temperatures are not rising. Even the official results for California show a colder than usual March.
There is no factual or scientific basis for the economy-killing rules of AB 32, as each cold month shows. The law must be suspended, as it will be put to the voters in November, 2010 (assuming sufficient signatures are collected).
Roger E. Sowell, Esq.
Marina del Rey