What happened to global warming?

Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.

If the pause lasted 15 years, they conceded, then it would be so significant that it would invalidate the climate-change models upon which policy was being built. A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) written in 2008 made this clear: “The simulations rule out (at the 95% level) zero trends for intervals of 15 yr or more.”

Well, the pause has now lasted for 16, 19 or 26 years—depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere. That’s according to a new statistical calculation by Ross McKitrick, a professor of economics at the University of Guelph in Canada.

Since global warming hysteria has always been a political movement and not a scientific theory, any scientific evidence that refutes it cannot ever be acknowledged without some nonsense explanation for why it’s wrong, or only temporary, or immoral, or something.

Something about global warming politics seems to attract demented lunatics to its rhetoric, as shown in this video:

  • TMats

    Not easy to be so wrong on two levels in a one-minute statement. Could a man (Kerry), an Administration (Obama’s), and a political party (the Democrats), possibly be more out of touch than to continue to flog the global warming mule AND then try and gin up sympathy for the Muslim world claiming a disproportionate impact on the ME (I guess the Israelis don’t count).

    How can such people hold positions of power and influence in the United States?

    • TeeJaw

      I will answer that question with this quote, which I’d like to credit but I can’t remember where I got it:

      The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of
      entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier
      to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore
      the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate
      willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much
      deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of
      what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind
      anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
      The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a
      fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those
      who made him their president.

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