Apparently (so the climate experts say) 80 to 90 percent of global warming involves heating up ocean waters because they hold much more heat than the atmosphere can. Obviously this would mean that if you had recorded Ocean temperature over the last five years of devastating Global Warming you would expect to see a rise in Ocean temperature, right? Well it turns out that you could be wrong. Ocean temperatures have in fact been recorded in a world wide survey involving 3,000 scientific robots, and guess what? the oceans have cooled.
This shocking (not) news coincides with reports (using the latest US satellite figures) that surface temperatures have not increased since 1998, in fact they have also cooled. 2007 saw global temperatures at the same level as those last seen in 1983. It has now been established that the hottest decade in the last century was in fact the 1930's, with 1934 holding the record for the hottest year.
When I come across these figures, it does make me wonder if Gordon Brown (Or should I say the EU's middle man) is using Global Warming to steal my money. Nah, he wouldn't do that - would he?