Skip to comments.Global Warming Assumes Room Temperature (cont) [Mark Steyn]
Posted on 06/24/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by neverdem
Following The New York Times admission that for the last decade and a half its been all quiet on the warming front, The New Republic is now the latest full-bore warm-monger to acknowledge that the science has gotten all unsettled:
Even as scientists asserted an incontrovertible consensus on climate change, a funny thing has happened over the last 15 years: Global warming has slowed down. Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; theyre perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections.
Some people are playing the hiatus as good news: Apocalypse perhaps a little later, the Economist put it. But in a political environment where vast swathes of the American right reject even the premise of global warmingand where prominent right-wing pols suggest its an enormous fraudthis inconvenient news could easily lead to still more acrimony over the subject. Especially since scientists themselves arent entirely sure what the evidence means. If scientific models cant project the last 15 years, what does that mean for their projections of the next 100?
Who knows? All we can say for certain is that no one can say for certain and a humble circumspection might be appropriate from those whove got the entire century to date all wrong...
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Not to worry, the new worldwide dread is climate change.
“Climate change” causes extreme weather of any and all types occurring anywhere on the planet at any time of year.
If you go fishing for "humble circumspection" in this pond, you're going to come up empty.
The title alone made my day. Mark Steyn is terrific.
The Times article, summarized:
We don't know what's going on, the predictions were wrong, we don't know the future or understand the past, but we need more money for more studies because we are probably right about global warming.
The lie may, indeed, travel halfway round the world by the time the truth gets its boots on, but it never has anything worthwhile to say.
Global warming has been a hoax from the start. It’s nothing but a money-maker for a few left-wing control freaks.
OMG - the liberals at New Republic have a clue... not much of one - but it's a start...
You're right - he's terrific. Steyn's the best.
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It WAS HOT in 1998.
Remember that global cooling is the result of global warming.
Just ask anyone.
Experts agree /s
Obama’s speech tomorrow is so Yesterday.
It WAS HOT in 1934.
They never believed it.
It was simply a strike to gain dictatorial power, and they are not going to stop.
I missed that one.
It can more accurately described as a scam rather than a hoax. Hoaxes are generally harmless pranks. Global warming alarmism is far from harmless.
It's hot here in Indian Trail, NC today. Weatherbug says it's 88 deg. F. I need more beer to be able to cope.
When they flipped from the fear of global cooling, to the fear of global warming...I started to have doubts. You can’t flip....on absolute science. So after a while, they flipped to climate change, at that point I lost confidence. If science is absolute, then you need to stand still and defend your one cause.