>However, it's the speed of the change that most climate scientists focus on.
the speed of change is at most 1F since 1940, the climate scientists focus on saying whatever will horrify you.
The IPCC blames humans for the warming since 1950, the rate of warming from 1880-1940 was actually a little higher speed than the warming from 1977-1998.
Climate scientists are fraudulent hucksters! They focus on 1 in 10-20,000 parts of the atmosphere that have changed while essentially ignoring the oceans. They say, we just don't know what else would have caused, totally ignoring the preponderance of El Nino's from 1977-1998.http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/enso/mei/
And now since we have been in a neutral or slightly negative La Nino phase for 16 years, there is no warming. I know they are hoping and hanging on for El Nino, and if it happens we will all PAY PAY PAY!
>Furthermore, I've been listening to Joe Bastardi talk about global cooling, but that hasn't happened either.
He says the PDO has flipped and global cooling is on it's way, and that will accelerate when the AO flips. He uses the NCEP data sets which I don't know how to pull up nor am I really familiar with how they differ from the other sets. On his twitter it shows a downward trend over a couple of years but that is really statistically meaningless.
>Oddly, if you use 1999 as the starting date the climate has shown a slight warming to 2014.
That's not odd whatsoever. Most people have no idea that it is the oceans which completely control the global temperature and "climate" in the short run. You are correct, use 1999 as starting point and there is warming to now. The oceans went from a huge 1998 El Nino to a huge 1999 La Nina and plummetted 1C or about 1.5F in the space of two years. That's more than the .6C warming since 1940 that is supposedly so horrifying. These oscillations can be typically .4C in the space of a year. http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcru ... 1997/trend
note: these WFT graphs seem to be accepted by the skeptics, these same plots show up on the alarmist website Skeptical Science. But climate scientists NEVER show these graphs, they like creating global maps with red/orange colors all over them the show that the past decade was warmer than previous decades. When is absolutely true.
Of course, the first question an inquiring mind would ask is would is what is going on now any different than before?
Here's a good article that actually educates.http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-0 ... joUBMasiSo
Here's another one hot off the press. http://notrickszone.com/2014/02/25/coas ... years-ago/
Skeptics know about this stuff and that's why they become skeptical.
You like snow. Read The Little Ice Age by Fagan.http://www.amazon.com/The-Little-Ice-Ag ... le+ice+age
Also his historical archeology books on The MediEvil warming are interesting accounts. Of course, historical fact is ignored by climate scientists with the wave of a hand and production of phony graphs.
It's simply a 100% liberal conspiracy to steal money that is raping the public of billions upon billions of dollars. With absolutely NO RETURN, except a cadre of brain-washed zombies to follow them. Oh, let's not forget the legion of millionaires that are being created by this. Oh, i hope they enjoy all their world travel and living the good life - every bit of it thanks to fossil fuels. Which by the way are my favorite product. I really do love using them.