Monday, April 09, 2007

More Natural Truth about Global Warming

From Dr. Richard Lindzen at MIT: "The current alarm reests on the false assumption not only that we live in a perfect world, temperaturewise, but also that our warming forecasts for the year 2040 are somehow more reliable than the weatherman's forecast for next week."

Oh, and how warm is the world getting anyway? As the chart (from notoriously right-wing USA Today) shows, the temperature has increased just 1.2 degrees since 1860--no much of a "fever" is it, Dr. Gore?

As Holman Jenkins observes at the Wall Street Journal, "'s perhaps sufficient to say that many people believe in manmade global warming because many people believe in manmade global warming; Al Gore believes in it because many people believe in it; many people believe in it because Al Gore believes in it; and so on, right up to the highest court in the land."
Then there's this story that none of the global panic kooks want you to read, because it includes the one thing they never want to discuss: the pricetag. The headline reads "EU climate goals could cost 1.1 trillion euros: study"

That's about $1.6 TRILLION in real (U.S.) dollars, just for Europe. America would surely be more--say $2-3 TRILLION dollars. 300 million Americans, $3 trillion dollars--how does $10,000 per PERSON sound? That's $60,000 for my family. How about yours?

And don't forget that every one of those dollars going to carbon taxes is a dollar not going to local restaurants, clothing stores, computer services, lawyers, doctors, hookers, etc., etc. That's why the minimum cost to the US economy is 1 million jobs.

One million unemployed people. $3 trillion in new taxes. And--here's the punchline--the warming kooks themselves say all this effort will theoretically reduce future warming by less than 0.1 degrees. If they're right.