Saturday, June 27, 2009

Climate debate - "the tide is shifting"

Kimberly Strassel in the WSJ:

.... As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming.

.... Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. ... The
backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia,
Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.

... The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. -- 13 times the number who authored the U.N.'s 2007 climate summary for policymakers.

.... The collapse of the "consensus" has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth's temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans.

... Credit for Australia's own era of renewed enlightenment goes to Dr. Ian Plimer, a well-known Australian geologist. Earlier this year he published "Heaven and Earth," a damning critique of the "evidence" underpinning man-made global warming. The book is already in its fifth printing.

And check out the many, many great comments on Strasser's article.

Note that Canada’s not listed among the trend-setters. It’s too busy climbing on board Obama's cap-and-trade disaster-in-the-making.

[via - print edition]


Anonymous said...

I truly hope that Mr. Harper and crew wake up to what a line of crap AGW is real soon. If they follow "The One" into this cap and trade we may as well vote the socialist lieberals or dippers into government and really put this country in the toilet once and for all.

Rob C

David said...

*Ding* *Ding* !!! One science burger and FAIL fries!!! Order up!!!

treb said...

Give the Conservatives a majority and your climate change will be history.Only thing keeping this crap alive is the Liberal-Ndp_PQ idiots.Were near a majority in the Senate so that will help,but we really need to have a majority to kill this GD insane GW bull-shit.

David said...

treb, you sound like a very learned fellow. Would that we had you steering our ship.

David said...

In fact, this whole blog posting oozes intellectual honesty. We just can't find enough thanks for mindless scientifically-illiterate partisan automatons and their insightful perspectives on the complex research questions of the day.