This has been getting a lot of (pretty justified, IMHO) attention:
The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year’s time. For all four sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.
I’ve been skeptical that a decade and more of warming data was not really enough to prove anything, so one year of cooling data is no better. But it’s anecdotal evidence that does a lot to derail much of the anecdotal evidence the global warming crowd like to toss around as conclusive fact.
All along I’ve thought that the largest effect on earth’s global temperatures was the sun. I still think that, and it seems that more and more evidence is coming to light that supports this.
And if you think major Global Warming scenarios were scary, you had better not take a look at some major Global Cooling scenarios. You’ll pine for the days when the Ross Ice Shelf was disappearing, rather than the days that the Ross Ice Shelf threatens to gobble up southern Australia.