GOOD news. Global warming ended 16 years ago, according to the Met Office, the British government's weather department.
"The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week," the London Daily Mail reported.
"The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
"This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years."
So much for the annual decrees from the U.S. government that this is one of the hottest years ever.
The British announcement comes on the heels of the Climategate scandal, in which professors who rake in millions of dollars in government grants for pushing global warming were found to be in cahoots in suppressing findings that undercut their theory.
Climategate also revealed numerous errors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report in 2007 that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.
Among the false reports was one that held that the Himalayan Mountains would be ice-free in 30 years.
The IPCC now says it meant 300 years, not 30.
Three hundred years? That is like relying on a prediction for the weather today that was made on Oct. 17, 1712.
Climategate should have ended this nonsense.
Unfortunately, the media ignored its implications because most "environmental reporters" are true believers who spread their opinions in articles disguised as news reports.
For years I have opined, in clearly marked opinion columns, that weather is cyclical and what man knows about the causes and effects of it could fit in a thimble.
The Met Office disclosure has not stopped the propaganda.
Last week, Bloomberg News reported that the increase in the ice shelf on the continent of Antarctica actually proves global warming.
So do droughts and floods, good winters and bad, hurricanes and the lack of hurricanes. To every thing there is a season, and global warmists hold up each season as proof of their theory.