Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Climate Change: Bush’s Fourth Term? | Power Line
If a Republican president were doing all this (as indeed Bush started to do), environmentalists would be screaming from the rooftops. But since it’s Obama, not so much.
UN IPCC Lead Author Richard Tol slaps down the media: 'Will they ever learn. Science shows what if. Science never shows what to do' | Climate Depot

Mixing science, politics can result in bad policy |
Even if mankind is to blame for climate change, there's little reason to think a U.S. carbon tax or cap-and-trade system would have meaningful impact. Past analysis has shown unilateral U.S. action on carbon dioxide emissions would largely be offset by international production. If the United States wants to commit economic suicide in the name of environmentalism, the Chinese don't seem eager to join us.

Furthermore, scientific evidence for global warming remains muddled at best. The United Kingdom-based Daily Mail recently noted data compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea showed the world stopped getting warmer nearly 16 years ago. Before that, temperatures rose from 1980 to 1996, but had been stable or declined for the 40 years prior to that period. Some scientists believe those temperature changes are a product of natural variability and non-manmade causes. Definitive proof remains elusive for all sides.
We Just Want To Have An Honest Debate, Only Without Letting The Other Side Be Heard | Real Science
The consensus agrees that humans are driving the increase in temperatures, except for the minor detail that temperatures aren’t increasing.

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