From the beginning of this blog, I've been a staunch global warming skeptic. The entire thing has seemed like a scam to me from day one, with doom-sayers (green politicians) partnering with rent-seekers (the green energy lobby) to hype imperfect and partial data using imperfect and manipulated models and a tsunami of demagogic rhetoric. In short, I was a climate change "denier," the term the Left invented to make skeptics (which was supposed to be a virtue in science) into the equivalent of Holocaust deniers. They were the intellectual elites; we were the unwashed masses who needed to heed the warnings of our betters.
Well, we were right and they were wrong. Here's the latest:
A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.
Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century – a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading.
The disclosure comes 11 months after The Mail on Sunday triggered intense political and scientific debate by revealing that global warming has ‘paused’ since the beginning of 1997 – an event that the computer models used by climate experts failed to predict.
Think of how many issues the Left has been utterly wrong on. Alger Hiss was not a Soviet spy. The Soviet Union could never be defeated. The War on Poverty would, in fact, reduce poverty. Raising the minimum wage would not affect the employment rate for unskilled workers and inner city teenagers. Legalizing abortion would reduce the number of unwanted, illegitimate births.
And on and on and on...
And now global warming.
Where do we go to get the trillions of dollars we've wasted on the various green boondoggles back?
Where do we go to get our children's minds back, after they've been indoctrinated with this horseshit for a generation?