Sure, sure, the AGW True Believers may be hardened in their warming religion but it’s hard to argue with facts. And, the facts are clear: global warming alarmists are nothing but feckless fear peddlers. Among the productive–i.e., those who actually provide something of value to society–it’s reality that sells best (nominally, it’s the sun, stupid). Those who are buying what the climate porn makers are pushing are the wicked, weak, superstitious and stupid. It happens. That’s reality too and there’s not much we can do about it anymore than we stop a volcano, turn a tornado, prevent a hurricane, make the sun burn brighter or shield the Earth from cosmic rays. We tried the idea of of universal education but it has been a dismal failure because–as we all have learned–government-paid schoolteachers are more like postal workers handling letters than understanding what the letters actually say. The Education Industrial Complex has become nothing more than dropout factories selling superstition and dogma only presided over by Teachers instead of Teamsters. Greece has prepared the way for the eventual slide of dead and dying Old Europe into ignominy and California is stinking up the place as it tilts into a sea of red ink.
So where do the 1934/ 1998/ 2010 warm years rank in the long-term list of warm years? Of the past 10,500 years, 9,100 were warmer than 1934/ 1998/ 2010… The climate has been warming slowly since the Little Ice Age… but it has quite a ways to go yet before reaching the temperature levels that persisted for nearly all of the past 10,500 years…It’s really much to do about nothing. (Easterbrook)