A great read for this Friday is Paul Chesser’s well-documented rant in the American Spectator. He gets it rolling as follows:
Someone please tell me it’s about to end. That it’s O-V-A-H in New England. That’s it’s D-U-N in Rio Linda. That it’s fini in France and finito in Italy.
I’ve experienced a build-up of evidence that undermines climate change alarmism, and I’m at the tipping point. My head has formed a canopy of truth-trapping that can only contain so much before my circuits overheat, blood pressure elevates, and my faith in broad-based common sense melts away. So please: polish it off in Poznan — wishful thinking, you might think, but signs point to the beginning of that end. Read on.
As global warming pathologists insist that increasing carbon dioxide drives planetary meltdown, scientists who actually watch the climate trends — as well as all the forces that affect it â€“ see something different. They observe unchanging (if not declining) temperatures over the last dozen years despite increased global CO2 emissions during the same time period. They see Antarctic ice swells despite a greater media emphasis on Arctic ice (PDF) loss. They see a current warming bias across temperature monitoring stations; a cooling pattern since 1997; and a valid theory that solar cycles affect climate change more than any other phenomena.
It goes on. Public support and interest in the increasingly shaky theories of climate change alarmists are on the wane. In retrospect, maybe the 2008 Presidential campaign with the nominees of both major parties subscribing lock, stock, and barrel to theories of anthropogenic global warming disaster someday soon will look like a bizarre anomaly. Same for our current Governor Bill Ritter’s obsession.
There is hope, anyway. I’m looking forward to reveling in a white Christmas here just outside Denver: