It appears the world is finally waking up. Will it be in time to save us a lot of money and grief? That I’m not so sure about. The House passed their bill today, adding a 300 page amendment at the last minute.
The Climate Change Climate Change The number of skeptics is swelling everywhere. By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)The collapse of the “consensus” has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth’s temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon.
I tried, I really tried to read the whole stinking bill and the amendment. In the less than 12 hours between its introduction and passage it would be absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to read, rearrange and understand the bill as finally voted on unless you are a photographic memory speed reader … and even then I don’t think you could have time to sort it all out and understand it.
This is a sad day for America and for the world in general. The religion of anthropogenic catastrophic gobal warming (excuse me, climate change or whatever term of the day is being used) has little more basis in fact than any other mythology of the present or past.