"... I concluded that Al Gore et al. had decisively lost the global-warming debate.Maybe, but climate alarmism still has huge momentum in the Consensus Media and at every level of government. The BC government web-pages are saturated with policy and regulatory references to the need for action on climate change. Our carbon taxes have been incrementally doubled since 2009. There may be dwindling numbers of noisy, deluded protestors but they are still plentiful and until politicians and government bureaucracies come to their senses huge amounts of money will be wasted on "climate action" (or "LiveSmart BC", as our government likes to label it.)
"Global temperatures had stopped climbing, hurricanes hadn’t materialized in abnormal numbers, the Arctic ice had largely recovered while the Antarctic ice had steadily grown, polar bear populations were on the increase, and on and on — in effect, every major global-warming scare had been debunked.
"... While most members of the general public by now realize that global-warming was overhyped, two groups lag behind: the large number who don’t follow the issue closely and the small number of true believers who do, but selectively and with outrage.
"... There is not a scrap of compelling evidence that points to man-made global warming representing a danger for society. The only scary “evidence” that exists, in fact, is based on computer models, none of which have been proven to work and all of which reflect the biases of the people loading in the data."
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Climate change: "The lost debate"