On March 20, 2000 (15+ years ago), The Independent ran a story predicting that "within a few years winter snowfall will become 'a very rare and exciting event.'" No more ice because of deteriorating "man-made" global warming. Very funny headline.
That story became "viral", circulated thousands of times as people panicked from that statement from a scientist at the Univ. of East Anglia. Now that story is gone. The newspaper is ashamed it ran that story? Here's from WUWT, One of the longest running climate prediction blundershas disappeared from the Internet, November 13, 2015.
Meanwhile, enjoy these scary stories. Paris 2015 is just 2-3 weeks away.
A Godzilla, monster El Nino, really? This year's El nino is indeed big, but the 1997-98 El Nino and 1982-83 El Nino were also big, could be stronger than this one, but they were not called "Godzilla" EN.
And here are the numbers that correspond to those up-down points in the above chart. I only chose the 3 El Nino periods, 1982-83, 1997-98, and 2015.
Warm (red) and cold (blue) periods based on a threshold of +/- 0.5 C for the Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) [3 month running mean of ERSST.v4 SST anomalies in the Niño 3.4 region (5oN-5oS, 120o-170oW)], based on centered 30-year base periods updated every 5 years.
Source: NOAA-NWS Climate Prediction Center, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensostuff/ensoyears.shtml
Nope, this is not a "Godzilla" EN or "Strongest EN in recorded history." Above are the chart and numbers of recent recorded history. We are not talking yet about past EN 100 or 1,000 years ago or longer.
As Paris 2015 UN climate alarmism and junkets meeting come closer, we expect more "scary, worrying, very worrying" stories and news reports. They have only one goal -- more government, more UN role, more ecological central planning. And these are the basis of continued "expensive electricity to save the planet" policies.
Climate Tricks 42, SDGs and Jeffrey Sachs, oil and warming planet, August 05, 2015
Climate tricks 43, Interview at Sonshine Radio, DZAR 1026, August 08, 2015
Climate Tricks 44, Scary predictions in 2009, August 11, 2015
TIME mag. on global warming (3), October 04, 2015
Global warming hits the Arctic, October 11, 2015
From Kyotoism to Paris climatism, October 14, 2015
Greenpeace is Blocking You, November 01, 2015