Neil Cavuto had Greenpeace on today to say — not once, twice, or even three times, but four times — that temperatures are continuing to get warmer. (No source was cited for that, but the spokesman also said that Cavuto would be hard pressed to find a climate scientist or physicist who disagreed with that proposition. Seriously.) The desperation is getting as deep as the snow here in D.C., as our favorite cartoon characters deal with another poorly timed protest.
Of course, this is Greenpeace, which previously felt compelled not just to steal my trash on a weekly basis, but also to offer this gem:
“Global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter; that’s what we’re dealing with.”
By the way, don’t miss this a hard-pressed story from today:
” . . . according to a new study, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades . . . global temperatures have flatlined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations, and a heat surplus that should have cranked up the planetary thermostat. ‘This is nothing like anything we’ve seen since 1950,’ Kyle Swanson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said. ‘Cooling events since then had firm causes, like eruptions or large-magnitude La Ninas. This current cooling doesn’t have one.’”
I’m sorry. This what? Dude, call Greenpeace. They’ll set you straight. They’re just about the data.
And no, the ellipses aren’t hiding any admissions that it’s really warming, Greenpeace. Check it out if you can deal with it. (Maybe their trash is scheduled for pickup! Go get ‘em, boys!)
In fact, the ritual “but oh boy, just you wait!” statements poured forth from these poor fellas who knew the professionally dangerous holy ground on which they were so heretically treading — just as Keenlyside et al. grudgingly admitted in Nature last year that, well, ok, sure, if you take real-world observations into account, then, yes, the models will admit it’s cooling . . . but just you wait!:
“Swanson thinks the trend could continue for up to 30 years. But he warned that it’s just a hiccup, and that humans’ penchant for spewing greenhouse gases will certainly come back to haunt us.”