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The Nonsense of Global Warming September 30, 2008

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The Nonsense of Global Warming

By Paul Johnson

From SPPI, September 29, 2008

August was one of the nastiest months I can remember: torrential rain; a hailstorm or two; cold, bitter winds; and mists. But we are accustomed to such weather in England. Lord Byron used to say that an English summer begins on July 31 and ends on Aug. 1. He called 1816 “the year without a summer.” He spent it gazing across Lake Geneva, watching the storms, with 18-year-old Mary Shelley. The lightening flickering across the lake inspired her Frankenstein, the tale of the man-made monster galvanized into life by electricity.

This summer’s atrocious weather tempted me to tease a Green whom I know. “Well, what about your weather theory now?” (One of the characteristics of Greens is that they know no history.) He replied: “Yes, this weather is unprecedented. England has never had such an August before. It’s global warming, of course.” That’s the Greens’ stock response to anything weather-related. Too much sun? “Global warming.” Too little sun? “Global warming.” Drought? “Global warming.” Floods? “Global warming.” Freezing cold? “Global warming.”

Click below link for the rest of the article

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/commentaries_essays/nonsense_of_global_warming.html

Comments»

1. greenfyre - October 1, 2008
2. honestclimate - October 1, 2008

Greenfyre, back so soon?
I thought we agreed you would only come back here again when the globe decided to warm again!

3. greenfyre - October 1, 2008

i) It never stopped, try science http://debunking.pbwiki.com/Global-Cooling-Myth

ii) as per my link, Johnson’s piece is an error filled vacuous polemic … can you rebutt any of my criticisms?

4. honestclimate - October 1, 2008

Greenfyre, why don’t you come back when the HadCrut3 annual temperature anomaly exceeds that of 1998?
At the rate the globe is cooling I suspect it will be a VERY long time!

In the mean time I suggest you start looking at that big, orange ball of fire in the sky, called the sun, its been very quiet lately.
The longer it stays quiet, the colder it’s going to get….

5. greenfyre - October 1, 2008

Why don’t you address the science debunking your cooling myth that I point you to instead of reiterating the same talking points?

Scientists have noticed the Sun (duh) http://climateprogress.org/2008/09/30/study-suns-contribution-to-recent-warming-is-negligible/

6. honestclimate - October 1, 2008

Not only has the HadCrut3 annual temperature anomaly not increased since 1998, the drop in 2008 has been MASSIVE.

7. greenfyre - October 1, 2008

Of course the HADCrut3 is not the only thing the Met has released; there is also this recent statement “Climate sceptics have their head in the sand” http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/22/climatechange.scienceofclimatechange

So I do concur that they are a reputable source for science and the correct interpretation of it.

8. honestclimate - October 2, 2008

The UK Met Office is on the attack, because they keep getting their predictions wrong. Remember when they said 2007 would be the hottest on record?? Well that didn’t happen! Their attack is a sign of sheer desperation.

I covered that in this post last week:
http://anhonestclimatedebate.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/met-office-says-climate-change-deniers-deluded-have-their-head-in-the-sand


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