Monday, March 24, 2008

It Must Be Global Warming Because It Feels So Cold

The verdict on catastrophic manmade climate change is still out, but the one thing we know for sure: Global warming kooks have no interest in facts.

Point out the fact that the earth hasn't warmed at all since 1998--they don't care.

Point out the fact that all four international temperature monitoring sources tracked a record DROP in temperatures last year--they don't care.

Point out that there are record amounts of ice in the Antarctic and record numbers of happy, health polar bears--they don't care.

And on and on.

The facts, by the way, aren't hard to find. This news story, for example, is easy to read and understand and contains almost no speculation of any kind. Just the facts about the latest trends in our actual weather:

"No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you'd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years."

Be sure to read the part about the information we're now gathering from a new NASA satellite tracking water temperatures. It's all "wrong," if you're Al Gore. Then again, Al Gore has no use for such information. He's too busy predicting with certainty what our weather will be like 200 years from now to pay any attention to the fact that he's wrong about the climate right now.

How bad is it for the Global Warming Panic Bridages? Check out this actual headline from a pro-warming, anti-capitalism news source, NPR:

The Mystery of Global Warming's Missing Heat

The global warming has to be there, dammit! Our politically motivated theory must be right, which means the facts must be wrong! Somebody find some warming before people start noticing that it's not getting any warmer! Otherwise our plan to force Americans to pay $1 trillion to fight global warming will make no sense!