Lately, I’ve noticed a flush of articles about “global warming.” They’re designed to counter skeptics and promote an international event in December. No, not Christmas; although the manmade climate-warming “crisis,” like Santa Claus, is mythical. It’s the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7-18.
But not all will be cool there.
A Reuters story from Oslo, Norway reports anxiety about the expectations. A “legally binding deal” is not likely. According to Bill Hare, a climate scientist and skilled in U. N. negotiations, they won’t get “a ratifiable agreement in Copenhagen.”
The European socialist visionaries (and President Obama) hoped that the U. S. Senate would pass some kind of climate legislation to redistribute American wealth. That’s not likely to happen before December. Without the U. S. of A to pay out the biggest financial share of reordering world climate cycles, other countries won’t take the hit.
Never fear. Pressure will be put on our senators early next year—before a third of them face elections in November 2010. Still, global warmers can’t be sure about our legislators and the colonial Tea Party rabble. A Brit in London said, “What if the Senate doesn’t deliver? Does it all unravel?” Let’s hope.
Meanwhile, here on the North Carolina coast an obscure global warming advocacy group showed up from New England to do its part. A Wilmington Star-News article featured the executive vice president for policy, Brooks Yeager, from the northeastern environmental group Clean Air-Cool Planet, in a picture with a childish prop: a girl standing in a Hula-Hoop skirt to illustrate three feet the ocean will rise in the next hundred years “under the latest scientific models.”
This is laughable. Models are not reality. And scientists can’t predict weather conditions more than a few days hence, let alone when and how high the oceans may rise (or fall).
Mr. Yeager is a political operative, not a scientist. According to the Cool Planet website, he held environmental policy positions in the Clinton administration and has worked for the World Wildlife Fund, the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club. His organization’s vision is: “A world where global warming is not a problem.” Its mission is “solving the global warming problem….”
No problem. It can be easily solved. Ignore those who predict and promote it.
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