What Bob Carter and Andrew Bolt fail to grasp:”… most of the extra solar energy trapped by the Earth’s slightly thicker blanket of greenhouse gases has not gone into raising air temperatures. It’s poured into the vast oceans (which contain about hundreds of times the volume of the atmosphere) … Indeed, it has been shown that about 90% of this additional energy has be used to heat water and about 7% to melt ice. Only about 3% is left over to warm the air. So we shouldn’t be at all surprised if air temperatures show the weakest response to the enhanced greenhouse effect – at least in the short term.”
“Climate sceptics have their head in the sand“, says the Met Office
NOAA: 2008 Fifth Warmest July on Record for Globe Also, the seven months from January to July 2008 ranked as the ninth warmest seven-month period for combined average global land and ocean surface temperature.
And the first six months of the year 2008 were the ninth warmest since record keeping began in 1880, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center reported.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) the decade of 1998-2007 is the warmest on record.
2007 seventh hottest year since 1880