February 15, 2010
Phil Jones Finally Proves Al Gore Right -- The Debate Is OverTopics: Climate Change, Climategate, Global Warming, Political News and commentaries
So Al Gore was right after all, the science is indeed settled and the debate is over. Howvever, things weren't quite as Mr. Gore portrayed them - he lost the debate and as Phil Jones finally admits, there has not only been no statistically significant warming in the past 15 years, but that two recent historic warm periods are similar to today and he can't say the Medieval Warm Period wasn't even warmer than today.
And that this should be perfectly clear is pointed out by Steve Milloy's "inconvenient" question that Mr. Al Gore and his fellow AGW alarmists would surely rather ignore:
Now that Climategate ringleader Phil Jones has admitted that there has been no global warming (man-made or otherwise) since at least 1995, and that the world was warmer in medieval times than now, I only have one question. Where do the so-called global warming skeptics go to get their reputations back?Read more ...
As head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia -- their data underpins most of the claims of man-made global warming -- Jones' admission should be the final nail in the coffin of the anti-carbon dioxide crusade of Al Gore, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most green activist groups, industry lobbying groups like the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), and President Obama.
Concepts and policies like cap and trade, carbon taxes, carbon footprints, and carbon offsets all should shortly be relegated to the same ash heap of history as eugenics, communism, Enron, and Bernie Madoff.
Secondary school students subjected to hysterical global warming propaganda -- like Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth -- should recover quickly, if they were even paying attention in the first place. Since global warming alarmism for America's universities was all about the federal grant money to start with, they should have no problems switching gears as long as the money keeps flowing.
Goldman Sachs probably won't get to profiteer from trading carbon credits. But not to worry -- there's always some new sort of financial fraud for modern Wall Streeters to engage in just around the corner. General Electric will be forced to return to Thomas Edison-like innovation rather than lobbying for revenues and profits, but that should be no problem after shareholders get rid of global-warming-loving CEO Jeff Immelt.
Yes, the world will inexorably move on from global warming to new crises, both real and imaginary. But before it does, the world should give credit where credit is due: to the global warming skeptics.
As Milloy goes on to aptly note, had the global warming skeptics not succeeded in preventing the U.S. from signing on to the Kyoto Protocol and to President Obama's cap-and-trade crusade, we would all have been in for a world of hurt as misanthropic socialists - hiding behind their shields of "the environment" and "the children" - destroyed our liberties and ran our economy (further) into the ground.
Indeed, we can all count our lucky stars for climategate, glaciergate, rainforestgate, and now Phil Jones' anti-climactic climatic admission. The AGW debate is over, and the speed at which the warmists' arguments have been decimated is perhaps best characterized by James Delingpole, who wrote back on January 25th at the Telegraph that he was trying to write a book on Climategate but the way things were going by the time he'd finished there wouldn't be anything left to say - the battle will have already been won (as it is now) and the only people left who still believe in Man Made Global Warming would be the eco-loon equivalents of those wartime Japanese soldiers left abandoned and forgotten on remote Pacific atolls.
Good thing Delingpole held off on his book.
Posted by Abdul at February 15, 2010 1:32 PM
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