During the recent drought, I’ve been listening to the hacks on local TV screaming about our imminent doom, thanks to global warming. Now, given that we are experiencing floods in the region thanks to the current and continuing storms, they’ll have to wait to start shouting “Wolf!” until the next shift in the weather.
Meanwhile, Tokyo freezes under its first major snowstorm in 13 years.
I wonder how the polar bears are doing? Probably starving to death from overpopulation by now, if the AGW predictions about them are as equally and disastrously wrong as the rest seem to be.
Which brings me to my thought for the day: I’ve been noticing an ever-increasing certitude amont the warmenists, unjustified by their own data:
The facts are straightforward: The planet is getting hotter.
This appeared yesterday in the bible of the Global Warming true believers. Except, of course, the facts are anything but straightforward:
The Met Office now confirms on its climate blog that no significant warming has occurred recently: ‘We agree with Mr Rose that there has only been a very small amount of warming in the 21st Century.’
Of course, the True Believers don’t permit such heresies to penetrate their bubble of certainty. Banish, I tell you! Banish!
Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on this dataset (the bright blue horizontal line through the dark blue data), there has now been no global warming – at all – for 17 years 5 months.
Would readers like to make a projection of how many mainstream media outlets will report this surely not uninteresting fact?
The progressives who take the whole AGW scam as an article of faith don’t view these as facts. Facts have no place in their universe of faith. The progressives of the AGW congregation (most of them) mock and disdain the True Believers of Christianity, yet that their own beliefs are equally a matter of faith, not facts, escapes them entirely.
At least with Christianity, honest believers will admit that they believe as a matter of faith, not fact, while the AGW fanatics keep insisting they are a reality-based community, even as they gin up ever more ridiculous “facts” – the global warming is scurrying around, hiding in closets and at the bottom of the oceans so we can’t find it right now – to support their tattered beliefs.
As Yeats put it:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
I suppose I could be said to be full of passionate intensity, but at least I have several thousand years of human history supporting my passionate preference for individual liberty, and opposition to human tyranny.
The AGW congregation has nothing but huckster preachers, faith, fantasy, and the certainty of their own convictions.
And the New York Times, of course.
I’ll give my hero, Mark Steyn, the last word:
Of the recent congressional hearings, Dr. Mann tweeted that it was “#Science” — i.e., the guy who agrees with him — vs. “#AntiScience” — i.e., Dr. Judith Curry, chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. That’s to say, she is by profession a scientist, but because she has the impertinence to dissent from Dr. Mann’s view she is “#AntiScience.” Mann is the climatological equivalent of those bozo imams on al-Arabiya raging about infidel whores: He can’t refute Dr. Curry, he can only label her.
Gotta watch out for those infidel whores. Especially when they have a better grasp of facts than you do.