The ARGO Buoys Have Been Found!

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
John F. Kennedy

You may not have noticed, but the ARGO buoys have apparently been lost for the last few years. ARGO is the name of a program that dropped 3,000 buoys into the oceans to get data on water temperature and salinity from the surface to as deep as 6,500 feet. Although the buoys began operating as they were dropped, starting in the early 2000s, it was not fully operational until November 2007. Interestingly, the initial temperature results were made available online, but were suddenly removed without explanation. Why was that?

For a long time, the bloggers have been saying it is because the data did not fit with the official position on global warming. The global warmist have maintained that there is a problem with the Earth’s energy balance. The amount of heat the Earth receives and gives off should match, but the amount the computers project is leaving is too low. Although an alleged scientific consensus says there is global warming, it refuses to show up in the observed climate system. The computer models said the excess heat was being held in the troposphere, but that was disproven by satellite imagery. The additional heat must be somewhere. There are still two possible explanations: one, the heat is being absorbed by the oceans, where it hangs around and contributes to global warming; two, the heat is going harmlessly out to space and global warming is a sham.

Well, there is good news and bad news. A new paper has been published on the early results from the ARGO system: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~douglass/papers/KD_InPress_final.pdf. The good news is that the ARGO system, or at least the ARGO data, has been found. The bad news, for the warmists, is that the oceans are cooling. Where, oh where, has the global heat gone, now that the oceans are eliminated?

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