As I write this post, hydro service has just been restored in Collingwood and area after a day filled with much milder temperatures, rain and severe winds. As shown in the accompanying photo of the Beaver River in Thornbury, the spring run-off is phenomenal, unlike any I can remember seeing in quite some some. Conversely, this past weekend saw the area basking in cold, sunny days with ski conditions more indicative of a day in mid-January on the calendar versus the end of March first of April. For the most part it's been quite a winter all across Canada with most people asking what's happened to "global warming?"
A recent article in the National Post entitled "Perhaps the climate change models are wrong" suggests that perhaps things are not as they seem or are being portrayed by the climate change "alarmists." As outlined in the article, there are currently 3,000 monitors cruising through the world's oceans, recording water temperatures at various depths, then surfacing 30 to 40 times per year in order to upload their collective data to satellites for transmission to research labs wherein the data is analyzed.
Data collected over the past five years has yet to detect and or confirm the theory of global warming. In reality, the combined data has detected a slight cooling of the world's oceans. Further, NASA has eight weather satellites collecting 300,000 surface temperatures over the earth daily the results of which equate to a 0.14 degree celsius change per decade, well within the natural variation of temperature and far less that what the climate change models are predicting.
One thing does appear certain, we are seeing much more eratic weather patterns than in the past with significant swings in temperatures and overall conditions from one day and or week to the next. The term "climate change" may in fact be accurate it just might not necessarily mean that global warming is in fact taking place. To read the full National Post article, click on the link below.