On vacation… back soon. Keep the lights burning. Until then…
Oh those nuts of the dopey AGW movement. They can just as easily tack back and start blaming global cooling on human-CO2 if we’re all fool enough to let it happen.
All it takes is a Carl Sagan type with the grand unifying ‘broomstick’ graph. Just sweep all science aside long enough to establish a new consensus opinion about how evil American SUV-drivers are bringing the world to brink of the next Ice Age with all of their CO2.
Then we will hear the government scientists say, “Look! We had this really great thing happening with global warming going on. We were fast headed into those Halcyon days of liberal Utopia when it was okay for Greek teachers to play with little boys but then all of those damn deniers. Now look! There hasn’t been any global warming for the last 17 years. Even The Old Farmer’s Almanac says we’re headed for years if not decades more of global cooling. If we hadn’t stopped people like Sarah Palin who wanted to pump more oil we’d be worse in much shape. Burn that witch and all that like her.”
What Happens When Nature Disobeys Government? Political leaders say they are going to stop climate change. It is an arrogant, ignorant claim adopted because they accepted IPCC claims and then chose to ignore scientific evidence showing they were wrong. ~Dr. Tim Ball, Politicians More Powerful Than Nature — Current Global Temperatures Impossible According to IPCC ‘Science’
Fear is the new currency of the Left. Climate change means global cooling too. It is too bad that no one on the Left ever cares about the details–e.g., even with no global warming — energy still will be required to lift up the poor from a life of grinding poverty. Who will argue that the poorest of the poor will suffer during times of global cooling if there is a lack of energy? How does humanity enjoy a better chance at an opportunity to escape the misery of poverty without energy?
Why should we Americans, with our elevated standard of living, be outraged at the Chinese for trying to elevate their standard of living from the poverty they have had to endure for so long?
… We need to maintain a vibrant growing economy so that we can afford a large commitment to research alternate energy sources. This will entail emitting higher amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. To cut fossil-fuel use so drastically would cause a global upheaval beyond anything Dr. Trenberth imagines. It would also create extreme economic hardship and, at the same time, do virtually nothing to alter global temperatures, as no less than global-warming alarmist Dr. Jim Hansen recently admitted in a court of law. It would keep the non-developed and developing world in a state of grinding poverty. In addition, studies have shown that full adoption of, for example, the proposed Kyoto Protocol would reduce warming only six percent by 2100 compared to ‘business-as-usual.’ ~Dr. William Gray