Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Voice of Reason

...on environment. Investors' Business Daily published a much-needed blast of fresh air through the emotion and illogic of climate-change, pointing out that If scientists can't get near-future projections in a limited area right, how can they predict the climate decades from now?.

This is an excellent question. The editorial goes on to point out a few other common-sense truths regarding the entire climate-change hysteria, including:
- Local weather forecasters cannot predict more than ten days in advance, and even those predictions are often sadly wrong
- Short-term predictions of worldwide temperature changes have never been accurate. As evidence, IBD uses NASA scientist James Hansen's prediction that the world would warm up by .45 degrees from 1988-1997. He was wrong; the world warmed just .11 degrees.

I cannot forget as well that most of the same folks (including much of the global media) who are claiming we face a cataclysmic warming now were clamoring that we faced a coming ice age less than fifty years ago. They were wrong then, and there is no reason to suppose that they will be any more correct this time around. Setting aside the fact that virtually none of the green crowd are very good at logic, they aren't very good at predicting much of anything- almost every single one of Greenpeace's claims regarding the environment has proven at best overblown and at worst plain false. As Investor's Business Daily concludes their article,

"The formula for a climate of fear, though, requires nothing more than a lot of thunder and a bit of heat generated by political activists."

I could not agree more.

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