Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gee, did it all have to end so soon?

Walter Russell Mead:

The global warming movement as we have known it is dead. Its health had been in steady decline during the last year as the once robust hopes for a strong and legally binding treaty to be agreed upon at the Copenhagen Summit faded away. By the time that summit opened, campaigners were reduced to hoping for a ‘politically binding’ agreement to be agreed that would set the stage for the rapid adoption of the legally binding treaty. After the failure of the summit to agree to even that much, the movement went into a rapid decline.

The movement died from two causes: bad science and bad politics.

After years in which global warming activists had lectured everyone about the overwhelming nature of the scientific evidence, it turned out that the most prestigious agencies in the global warming movement were breaking laws, hiding data, and making inflated, bogus claims resting on, in some cases, no scientific basis at all. This latest story in the London Times is yet another shocker; the IPCC’s claims that the rainforests were going to disappear as a result of global warming are as bogus and fraudulent as its claims that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. It seems as if a scare story could grab a headline, the IPCC simply didn’t care about whether it was reality-based.
Don't cry for fat Al Gore.  There really is a sucker born every minute and he'll be off the is next scam in the twinkle of an eye.  He'll proclaim his innocence in the Global Warming fraud-after all, he's not a scientist.  He only relied on what they told him.  He's the real victim here.  Sigh.

Anywho, all scams have a shelf life and this one's has expired.  Question is, what will the next one be?


Laura Castellano said...

I'm so glad to see this happening. I never could believe in global warming, because when I was in school in the 70s the teachers were frightening us all by telling us we were headed for another ice age and we were all going to be buried beneath a huge glacier. I think Al Gore should be in a prison cell next to Bernie Madoff.

Carol said...

I would love to see or in jail and think that he belongs there but when it all blows up Al will play the "victim" card. He'll claim that because he is not a scientist he was relying on experts who "misled" him. Then he will be on to his next scam.

I remember the hysteria over the coming ice age back in the seventies. What a bunch of schmucks.