Climate science silliness – also known as “man-made global warming” – is continuing to lose followers as more scientists begin to tell us what they really think in spite of the environmental correctness police:
As we took stock of the events of 2008, a headline in The Daily Telegraph of London caught our attention: “2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved.” This is contrary to everything the American media has been reporting, right through the bitter cold and snowfall of the past month. . . .
Christopher Booker writes in his “Warming Disproved” column that there are three significant respects in which the tide has turned on the global warming fear mongers. “First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare,” he writes. Furthermore, arctic sea ice ended the year at the same level as in 1979, despite predictions that the polar ice cap would be gone. “Secondly,” Booker says, “2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a ‘scientific consensus’ in favor of man-made global warming collapsed,” and, “Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world.” In short, the evidence is counter to global warmists’ claims, “consensus” doesn’t exist, and it is not economically feasible to combat a phantom problem. Somehow, though, we doubt this will deter Al Gore and his minions.
For example, in an innovative move, the EPA has suggested branding dairy cows with a tax of $175 each as a means of controlling greenhouse gases (our guess is CO2 may not be the objectionable gas here). Beef cattle would get hit with a tax of $87.50, hogs maybe $20. Large herds would need a permit. Got to control those gases.