Meet The New Climate Deniers
I missed this story the other day from Rich Lowry
(NY Post) There are few things sadder than the “climate denier.” He ignores the data and neglects the latest science. His rhetoric and policy proposals are dangerously disconnected from reality. He can’t recalibrate to take account of the latest evidence because, well, he’s a denier.
The new climate deniers are the liberals who, despite their obsession with climate change, have managed to miss the biggest story in climate science, which is that there hasn’t been any global warming for about a decade and a half.
“Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar,” The Economist magazine writes. “The world added roughly 100 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750.” Yet, no more warming.
The Economist hasn’t exactly been Climate Realists over the years. In fact, their coverage tended to take a rather Alarmist viewpoint. And Lowry points out that the New Climate Deniers are finding all sorts of interesting ways to continue to Believe by blaming all sorts of things for “masking” the warming. Even though these same things, such as aerosols from coal fired plants as James Hansen (not a climate scientist) posits, have been around for a long time and were much worse in the past.
Warmists will not admit that their pet hypothesis is faulty, as are their computer models. Consider this graphic from Real Clear Science
Not particularly scary eh? Warmists tend to use a severely zoomed in chart to attempt to make tenths of a degree of temperature uptick look world ending. A temperature increase of .08C over 15 years is not scary. A temperature increase of .28F since 1990 is likewise not scary. An increase of 1.3F over the last 100+ years is again, not scary. And what you would expect during a mild warming period which came after a cool period.
What Rich misses is that “climate change” caused by Mankind has been a scary talking point since the beginning of the 20th Century, with newspapers getting hysterical time and time again, whether their concern be a planet on fire or a new ice age. They’re like teenage girls having hysterics and turning tiny issues into doooooooom. The modern Warmist isn’t interested in the climate: they’re interested in pushing their far left fascistic policies, so, they will do everything possible to prop up their cult. This is why every weather event, even massive snow, is blamed on “climate change”. Why earthquakes and volcanoes are likewise. Yet, they rarely do more than implement token changes in their own lives, and even come up with intricate reasons why they shouldn’t make changes in their own lives. Your life, yeah, you are supposed to be forced by Government to change that. But not themselves.
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