An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades.
In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, describes new and cutting-edge research into natural climatic cycles, including the well known El Nino cycle and the less familiar North Atlantic Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
He shows how interactions between these ocean cycles have been shown to drive changes in the global climate on timescales of several decades.
Professor Tsonis says:
“We can show that at the start of the 20th century, the North Atlantic Oscillation pushed the global climate into a warming phase, and in 1940 it pushed it back into cooling mode. The famous “pause” in global warming at the start of the 21st century seems to have been instigated by the North Atlantic Oscillation too.”
In fact, most of the changes in the global climate over the period of the instrumental record seem to have their origins in the North Atlantic.
Tsonis’ insights have profound implications for the way we view calls for climate alarm.
It may be that another shift in the North Atlantic could bring about another phase shift in the global climate, leading to renewed cooling or warming for several decades to come.
These climatic cycles are entirely natural, and can tell us nothing about the effect of carbon dioxide emissions. But they should inspire caution over the slowing trajectory of global warming we have seen in recent decades.
As Tsonis puts it:
“While humans may play a role in climate change, other natural forces may play important roles too.”
After a quick look and a fast read of the paper i have the following concerns. Figure 3 is FAKE
Figure 10 is FAKE
1875 coldest year in 10000 years and no warming for 58 years
The graphs #3 and #10 used in the paper are obviously adjusted, of course that is graphs based on “homogenized” (i.e FAKE) data from NASA (more about the fraud here ..) and something the author of the paper, Anastasios Tsonis, can’t be held accountable for.
However, if you’re a scientist and you are this sloppy with your underlying data, it tend to render the whole paper bad.
Another thing, he, the scientist, Anastasios Tsonis, doesn’t seem to be familiar with the paper from Pinker Et Al 2005 .. Read the paper to understand!
Lastly, What “climate change”? “Man Made”?
??? There hasn’t even been natural climate change .. (No warming for 58 years!!)
All we have is weather, boring, cold weather.