It would appear that the Telegraph of London has more journalistic integrity than their fellow newspapers across the pond in the United States. The Telegraph’s article titled, “2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved,” has certainly provided an alternative and interesting read that all should take a look at that is much different than the pandering media global warming alarmists. Will there be an honest discussion with regards to global warming or cooling that it is controlled by “natural factors”, not man-made?
Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.
First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.
Ever shriller and more frantic has become the insistence of the warmists, cheered on by their army of media groupies such as the BBC, that the last 10 years have been the “hottest in history” and that the North Pole would soon be ice-free – as the poles remain defiantly icebound and those polar bears fail to drown. All those hysterical predictions that we are seeing more droughts and hurricanes than ever before have infuriatingly failed to materialise.
Even the more cautious scientific acolytes of the official orthodoxy now admit that, thanks to “natural factors” such as ocean currents, temperatures have failed to rise as predicted (although they plaintively assure us that this cooling effect is merely “masking the underlying warming trend”, and that the temperature rise will resume worse than ever by the middle of the next decade).
Flopping Aces has great insight into the global warming alarmism and the key decision that has to be made when discussing and researching the issues, “Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective, and being honest.”
Ed Driscoll provides us with a reminder of the many dud predictions of global warming past as well as the thought that maybe “man-made global cooling” will now be en vogue.
Stop the ACLU: 2008: The Year AGW Went Poof!