This morning, the 9th of March (in case you had not looked yet), it snowed 3-4″ in the Northwest (well, in places…and especially the places where I was!), after snowing off and on all over the Northwest yesterday. In the Northwest, mind you, that bastion of mild winters, and milder summers. It has been one of the longest “cold” winters I can remember (and my heating bill reflects it, too).
So…all you “global warming” fans. You need to read Jeff Jacoby’s article on “Whatever Happened to Global Warming.” He chronicles one of the coldest winters on record, and naturally wonders where the mainstream press is…considering how much attention would have been lavished on a comparable run of hot weather or on a warming trend that was plainly accelerating. Instead we have a recent cold phenomena with the absence of any global warming for the past 10 years. Shouldn’t that be getting a little notice? Oh, I forgot, that’s not the agenda of the mainstream press.
The reality nobody wants to acknowledge, nor will they, is that the climate models on which so much global-warming doomsaying rests “do not begin to describe the real world that we live in,” says Freeman Dyson, the eminent physicist and futurist. “The real world is muddy and messy and full of things that we do not yet understand.”
So last week Al Gore insisted that “there can be no debate about global warming.” I agree, not with “Dooms-Day-Al,” but with those who are showing that the science of climate change is not nearly as compelling as the religion of climate change. D-D-Al speaks, not with the authority of a man of science, but the closed-minded dogmatism and arrogance of a religious zealot.
If it cannot be proven and supported by science, no worry…it can always be worshipped and believed by sincere, but deluded, religious followers. So, where did you put that coolaid??
How about another opinion? How about a lot of them? Marc Shepphard was our “humble correspondent” at this year’s “International Conference on Climate Change,” which happened this past week. Oh, you didn’t hear about it? Funny, here I thought the press was all over “climate change” issues. Well, this conference was a symposium which welcomed reasoned analysis as an alternative to last December’s hysterical circus which was “Bali.” There were numerous astute comments, and yes, some humor, as many speakers elaborated on the summit’s “Global warming is not a crisis” theme. You can read Marc’s article here with links to other similar articles, speeches and presentations.
Now pardon me, I need to go find that snow shovel…again.