Sometimes you just have to laugh at how spectacularly wrong the doomsayers can be. For years we have heard the non stop drum beat of the enviro-pagans to stop global warming. Ok. Consider it stopped. In recent days we have seen stories that talked about how the snow cover in North America is the greatest in 40 years. In fact “Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.”

Well, if all this anecdotal evidence is not enough to make you chuckle at the hubris of all “the science is closed” consensus types, now comes the hard evidence.

[DailyTech] But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. 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.

Further, global temperatures had already leveled off and have been declining since 1998. Somehow, you just know they will try to claim vindication in these numbers. However, I will continue to laugh my arse off while they freeze off theirs.