Friday, April 18, 2008

More Bad News On Global Warming

Well, it's bad if you're a Goron determined to put 1 million Americans out of work to fight "global warming." For normal people who want to keep their jobs and not fry to death in a climate change death-wok, this new science is great news.

The graph above shows the steady increase in atmospheric CO2 (that's supposedly bad) since 1998. The other two lines, bouncing up and down with no correlation to the CO2, are the latest, most accurate available measures of global temperatures.

The entire theory of "if you don't buy a mercury-filled lightbulb for your kid's bedroom, you're killing Mother Earth" is that more CO2 = higher temperatures.

They don't.

There are many other links to many other reports of much more science confirming that global warming kooks are creating a panic on thin--or even non-existent--evidence.

And then there's this from today's Wall Street Journal:

The fear of a sudden loss of ice from Greenland also makes a lot of news. A year ago, radio and television were ablaze with the discovery of "Warming Island," a piece of land thought to be part of Greenland. But when the ice receded in the last few years, it turned out that there was open water. Hence Warming Island, which some said hadn't been uncovered for thousands of years. CNN, ABC and the BBC made field trips to the island.

But every climatologist must know that Greenland's last decade was no warmer than several decades in the early and mid-20th century. In fact, the period from 1970-1995 was the coldest one since the late 19th century, meaning that Greenland's ice anomalously expanded right about the time climate change scientists decided to look at it.

Once again, I am not saying that there is no man-made climate change. I don't know. The point is, nobody does. The evidence is overwhelming that we have virtually no clue about climate change, and that previous climate models have been wildly wrong. Given that the entire "warming" over 100 years is about one degree Celsius, "wildly wrong" puts all of that "warming" within the margin of error.

So go ahead and get that Prius or stop buying Girl Scout cookies with palm oil, blah, blah, blah. That's fine. But stop trying to cripple the US economy over what is nothing more than a guess.

When you KNOW something, my kooky, Gore-loving friends, then we'll talk about throwing 1 million Americans out of work.