Methane and global warming - Updated

Scientists are surprised

Here's another example of the anthropomorphic anthropogenic global warming theory falling down.

Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother nature - and not the direct result of man's contributions.

It looks to me that this is either a natural cycle or there's a regulation mechanism that our science as yet knows nothing about. This is why we shouldn't jump the gun, we don't know what's going on. In fact, the article says so just a little later.

One thing does seem very clear, however; science is only beginning to get a handle on the big picture of global warming. Findings like these tell us it's too early to know for sure if man's impact is affecting things at the political cry of "alarming rates." We may simply be going through another natural cycle of warmer and colder times - one that's been observed through a scientific analysis of the Earth to be naturally occurring for hundreds of thousands of years.

I have just one thing more to say before we allow the politicos and bureaucrats control of the worldwide economy to "reverse" human caused global warming.

Mortgage meltdown.

The politicians jumped the gun there too, and made things much worse.

Update - Regular reader BTHO pointed out on 24Feb2010 that the correct term is anthropogenic, not anthropomorphic.

— NeoWayland

Posted: Sun - November 2, 2008 at 11:26 AM  Tag

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