Human Exceptionalism

Radical Environmentalism: Whither Global Warming?

This should really cause concern among the Al Gore acolytes: The BBC, of all media outlets, has noticed that global warming isn’t, well, warming.  From the story:

This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998. But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures. And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

The story gets into possible causes for this unanticipated pause in the destruction of the planet.  Is it the sun?  Is it ocean currents? Are we even in for some global cooling? Both sides are, for once, fairly represented.

Creating another international bureaucracy empowered to control our lives and dismantle our economy because of computer projection hysteria and politically correct scientific studies, would be folly.  The truth is, the weather isn’t within  more than our minimal control.  Let’s clean up our energy generating over time, to be sure.  But let’s not let the ideologues drive us off a cliff as if we were a herd of lemmings.  Good for the BBC for breaking ranks.

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