INSTEAD of rising temperatures, the annual average temperature in Mississippi has declined over the past century. Instead of an increasing frequency of drought, the state’s moisture conditions have improved over the long run. Instead of failing crops, the state’s agricultural yields have been increasing. Natural cycles in the regional climate can largely explain changes in patterns of hurricane activity.
These are some of the findings in a new report entitled ‘Observed Climate Change and Negligible Global Effects of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of Mississippi’ recently published by the Science and Public Policy Institute.
The report further concludes that any efforts to mitigate future climate change by legislation to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from Mississippi are doomed to fail—no matter how great the proposed emissions reductions. Even a complete halt to all greenhouse gas emissions from Mississippi will result in no detectable change in the future rate of global temperature or sea level rise. In fact, the global year-over-year increase in greenhouse gas emissions is fifteen times the total annual emissions from Mississippi. This means that a complete cessation of all greenhouse gas emissions from Mississippi—now and forever—would be totally subsumed by global emissions growth in only about three week’s time.
Read the complete report here, http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/mississippi_state_profile.html
Information for Kentucky can be found here,
And Louisiana here, http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/louisiana_state_cliamte_profile.html
More about the Science and Public Policy Institute here, http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org
Click on the above image for a better/larger view of the temperature chart.