Monday, January 05, 2009

This Just In: Experts don't know shit

Sea ice same level as 1979.

Earlier this year, predictions were rife that the North Pole could melt entirely in 2008.

Oops. Of course, facts didn't stop Gore from saying this a few weeks ago:

Cooler heads (heh) have anticipated the waning of the "Climate change" hoax, and perhaps this is one of the first signs.

To be told, as I have been, by Mr. Gore, again and again, that carbon dioxide is a grave threat to humankind is not just annoying, by the way, although it is that! To re-tool our economies in an effort to suppress carbon dioxide and its imaginary effect on climate, when other, graver problems exist is, simply put, wrong. Particulate pollution, such as that causing the Asian brown cloud, is a real problem. Two billion people on Earth living without electricity, in darkened huts and hovels polluted by charcoal smoke, is a real problem.

So, let us indeed start a Manhattan Project-like mission to create alternative sources of energy. And, in the meantime, let us neither cripple our own economy by mislabeling carbon dioxide a pollutant nor discourage development in the Third World, where suffering continues unabated, day after day.

I'm sure, by now, Mr Ambler has been asked for his keys to the HuffPo door.