Monday, April 09, 2007


I love it when professors of meteorology are given the rare opportunity to debunk global warming in mainstream mags. You just don't see it very often. Everything is doom and gloom everywhere you look. And then someone manages to break through and make a little sense for a change. You can read what I'm talking about here.

My favorite part is where the author wonders why so many of the same people who propose to know what the climate is going to be like in 40 years can't accurately predict what the weather will be like next week. It seems the thing a lot of these panic specialists are ignoring is the fact that climate change is normal. There's no such thing as a "perfect" temperature at which the earth is supposed to be at all times. Environmental catastrophe is fast becoming the new Communism...something trumped up by an overzealous media to keep the underinformed masses living in fear. Fear sells magazines and gets ratings. And it gives well-intended people a cause to champion. There was a time I bought it - but then a very modest amount of research revealed an alarming lack of scientific consensus. Turns out this whole warming thing isn't quite as inevitable as some would have us believe. Ten minutes of surfing and you can see for yourself.

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