The public’s skepticism keeps growing. There is very little political pressure on Congress to Do Something about global warming, or as it was re-named when global warming stopped 17 years ago, climate change.
Skeptics keep mustering the courage to speak out. The failure of the GW crowd to make any political headway encourages them. They can see that the GW movement is running out of gas. This encourages skeptics to fess up.
This article appeared in the British Press.
John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.
Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system.
In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly.
“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.
“Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).
“I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”
He adds his voice to 31,400 scientists who have also said the same thing. Dr. Art Robinson has been collecting signatures for his Global Warming Petition Project ever since 1998. The existence of this petition has led to a Wikipedia entry, but the mainstream media refuse to admit its existence.
The mainstream media still pretend that there is unanimity in the scientific community about man-made global warming, when there isn’t, and never has been. Those who deny the existence of such a trend are dismissed as fringe people with no scientific background. But the momentum behind the movement is cooling.
When the United Nations holds its conferences on global warming, nobody cares any more. The UN has no clout.
So, we skeptics simply bide our time. We watched in amusement as Al Gore & Co. tried to whip up enough interest to persuade Obama to submit the 1997 Kyoto Protocol treaty to the Senate for ratification. They also waited for Clinton to do this. But the votes were not there. On December 31, 2012, time ran out. The deadline for ratification expired. Now they must start over. But the issue is dead politically in the United States.
They still go through the motions. They try to whip up enthusiasm. But the days of wine and roses are over. Ice is beginning to form on the movement’s wings.