These things take time, especially when the public was so thoroughly inundated with falsehoods for so many years. But the facts are becoming too much for the
global warming climate change (aka the “weather”) scientists to hide. This article from the Economist (hardly a right-wing fundie nutjob anti-science rag) gives a fascinating glimpse into how they finally make key concessions yet still cling to their faulty conclusions. But they are showing progress!
Via Climate science: A sensitive matter:
The climate may be heating up less in response to greenhouse-gas emissions than was once thought. But that does not mean the problem is going away.
OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar.
I bolded that part for good reason. Everyone should be forced to read that over and over — especially if at any time you saw or agreed with climahypocrite Al Gore. Fifteen years of flat temperatures! No warming. Yes, we had some weather during that period, and any evidence of normal phenomena (hurricanes, tornadoes, snow, etc.) that deviated from the strict averages was considered evidence for “climate change.”
The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO₂ put there by humanity since 1750. And yet, as James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, observes, “the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.”
Yep. More flatness.
Temperatures fluctuate over short periods, but this lack of new warming is a surprise. Ed Hawkins, of the University of Reading, in Britain, points out that surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range of projections derived from 20 climate models (see chart 1). If they remain flat, they will fall outside the models’ range within a few years.
The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now. It does not mean global warming is a delusion.
Delusion is a strong word, but perhaps accurate in this case. They were doing great on the facts but they shifted back to their assumptions that (1) there is a problem even if there was additional warming, (2) that it is man-made and (3) that it could be solved by man. By their own admission they don’t have a warming problem and even if they did they are far too presumptuous on the other topics.
Please continue to spread the news about this farce. The consequences are huge. Countless jobs are lost and unnecessary expenditures are made based on this false issue.
And worst of all, it leads to an unprecedented governmental power grab. No matter how much power you give to the government, they’ll always want more. If the “problem” is solved, then they’ll want more power because it was obviously government actions that solved it. And if the “problem” isn’t solved, they’ll want more power because you didn’t give them enough in the first place. It is a wildly destructive tautology: More government power or more government power.
If you drank the global warming Kool-Aid, it is a great time to repent. You always look better admitting you were wrong sooner rather than later. And don’t feel bad, the media, government and climate change lobby fooled a lot of people. Just expand your media horizons and be a little more skeptical next time.