(NaturalNews) Planetary temperatures have remained largely stable throughout the past several decades, according to new data released by the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellite. Mean temperatures gauged across multiple measurement platforms including GISS, HadCRUt4, NCDC, UAH and RSS definitively show that the planet has not been warming for nearly 18 years, taking the wind out of the sails of the global warming fallacy.
Based on the figures contained in the new datasets, surface temperatures have continued to fluctuate as they have since the beginning of time, but there has not been a steady rise in mean temperature as we have all been led to believe. To the contrary, surface temperatures are technically lower on average than they were several years ago, and appear to be continuing on a generally downward trend in an apparent cooling phase.
"According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for March 2014 is just in, the global warming trend in the 17 years 8 months since August 1996 is zero," explains Climate Depot. "There may have been no global warming at all during the entire lifetimes of all students now in high school."
Warming trends were gathered from each of the respective datasets and are averaged in order to make the assessment. And with this average hovering at 0.14 degrees Celsius over nearly 18 years, which is well within the +/-0.15 degrees Celsius combined measurement, the data analyzed suggests that global warming is nonexistent, to put it bluntly.
"The RSS satellite dataset shows no global warming at all for 212 months from August 1996 to March 2014," adds Climate Depot. "That is just over half the entire 423-month satellite record," which first began back in 1979.
Biggest recorded temperature increase occurred between 1663-1762, long before industrialization
Interestingly, planetary warming was most pronounced long before the industrial revolution took place. The fastest centennial warming rate, or the largest temperature increase that occurred over the course of a 100-year period, was in Central England during the 1600s. The period between 1663 and 1762, to be precise, saw a century-length increase of 0.9 degrees Celsius.
The fastest temperature increase lasting a decade or more also occurred in the 1600s, long before there were coal plants, manufacturing facilities, gasoline-fueled vehicles, and other modern inventions often blamed for global warming. The 40-year period between 1694 and 1733 saw the century-length equivalent of a 4.3 degrees Celsius increase in surface temperatures, the highest ever recorded.
"Since 1950, when a human influence on global temperature first became theoretically possible, the global warming trend is equivalent to 1.2 degrees Celsius per century," reads the Climate Depot report, putting things into perspective. "The fastest warming rate lasting ten years or more since 1950 occurred over the 33 years from 1974 to 2006. It was equivalent to 2.0 degrees Celsius per century."
In other words, as damaging as man-made industry may be to the health of our environment, it does not appear that this activity is having any substantial influence on global climate patterns. Our planet is simply in a constant state of flux, whether that be upwards or downwards for a time, and using fossil fuels or raising cattle -- yes, the government is now blaming cow farts on global warming -- plays little or no role in this process.
"Climate change is the natural process the world goes through year after year, century after century, eon after eon," writes one Fox News Insider commenter about the new data.