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December 18, 2008

The Ten Worst Scare-Mongering Predictions About Global Warming

All flat-out wrong.

The most obvious one:

10. WE’LL BE HOTTER

SPEAKING of the Met, it has so far predicted 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007 would be the world’s hottest or second-hottest year on record, but nine of the past 10 years it predicted temperatures too high.

In fact, the Met this month conceded 2008 would be the coldest year this century.

That makes 1998 still the hottest year on record since the Medieval Warm Period some 1000 years ago. Indeed, temperatures have slowly fallen since around 2002.

As Roger Pielke Sr, Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science, declared this month: “Global warming has stopped for the last few years.”

Lesson: Something is wrong with warming models that predict warming in a cooling world, especially when we’re each year pumping out even more greenhouse gases. Be sceptical.

You can tell how much mayhem Global Warming is wreaking -- I mean, look at how difficult it makes predicting weather trends! Global warming has made climatology catastrophically random and unpredictable.

The science is settled.

I mean, it's snowing in Las Vegas -- and kids get their first snow day since 1979 (incidentally, around the tail-end of the last cooling phase).

The Gore Effect (whereby record cold and snow immediately occurs when a global warming conference begins) continues:

On Tuesday, Senator Harry Reid, a global-warming believer, called for allowing renewable energy firms to receive eight years of refundable tax credits in a single year. This appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal yesterday.

While the Senator talks this week about creating green jobs and energy independence, he has been adamant about killing more economical sources of energy such as planned coal-fueled power plants in Northern Nevada (and the jobs they would create) because of global-warming alarmism.

Last night, Las Vegas had what the National Weather Service spokesperson called "a significant historical event," which is the most snow in Las Vegas in 30 years, and the most snow in December since they started keeping records in 1937.

A little bonus: One Global Warming Alarmist attacks skeptics... under a sockpuppet name on a blog.

Thanks to Arthur.



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