Sunday, March 15, 2009
Rubric Change in Which We Can Believe
But that’s not why I think the skeptics are winning. The rational skeptics are winning because the global warming crowd has simply dropped the two words “global warming” from its vocabulary. No more official global warming! This is like the old Soviet Communist Party. You have to analyze not just what’s said but what’s not said. You have to look to see who has been airbrushed out of the pictures of the Politburo waving on top of Lenin’s tomb watching the May Day parade. And “global warming” has disappeared from respectable scientific discourse. Only the elementary school teachers of the world will keep teaching about global warming, because their lesson plans are already written, and they’re a little slow on the uptake.
Meanwhile, the study's authors conclude: "We are not saying there is not warming due to human activity. We are saying that there are natural shifts on top of that.when the earth begins to warm again in several decades,the globe could be in trouble because natural warming and man-made warming will occur simultaneously." Really. So man-made "global warming" is currently being smothered by "natural shifts". How could we know that? Ms Stabenow is right about one thing: "I don’t know what to make of them [the study's findings]."