Germany – Give Them A Free Pass On Carbon Offsets?
This is an interesting little graph. It shows the “change of temperatures in a year”, that is the dT/yr, and the cumulative change over the life of all the thermometers, dT. What surprised me most when I made it was that it was so flat that the two lines were on top of each other. I had to make the dT/yr line semitransparent to make it readable. ( You ought to be able to click on the graph for a really big version).
I was so surprised at the 1850 to date flatness that I extended it back to 1750 just to see if they were still stable in the far past. Yup. 260 years, flat.
First off, this is interesting because the Germans are generally known for being real sticklers about issues of precision and quality. Not the sort of folks to cut corners on where or how temperatures are to be measured.
Secondly, because other countries in the same general area do have warming trends in their data. And then there is poor Turkey, burning up in comparison. All of which argues for instrument error as much more likely than CO2. At least, I can’t think of any way for CO2 to “Give Germany a pass”.
And yet Germany has a strong “Green” movement that is highly vocal about “Global Warming” and has policies promoting the various forms of carbon reduction. One can only guess that the politicians there don’t look at their own temperatures much.
But this did give me an idea on how to fix “Global Warming”. For any country who’s change of temperature over time is within a small fraction of flat, give them a complete “free ride” on all the Carbon Cap & Trade, CO2 Sequestration, Light Bulb Police, you name it. Declare them a “Guilt Free Zone”. Somehow I think we would find Global Warming evaporate in a tide of precision and calibration…
In that spirit, I hereby declare Germany a “Carbon Guilt-Free Zone”. Enjoy!