I've given up praying for world peace; I'm reduced to praying that in 2011 we can all drop our ideological pretenses and freely admit the data proves that global warming simply does not exist.
Once we remove this imaginary bogeyman from around our necks and this wasteful discussion from our national discourse, perhaps we can move forward and actually devote time to some of the real-life problems (like world peace!) that are plaguing us on a daily basis....
Seriously. It's time to move on. FOX News gives us 41 years of fear-fueled, dire, "scientific" predictions of global warming that - for all of the "credentials" of the issuing parties - turned out to be laughably false. A sampler:
Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent, March 20, 2000.
"Arctic specialist Bernt Balchen says a general warming trend over the North Pole is melting the polar ice cap and may produce an ice-free Arctic Ocean by the year 2000." Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 1972.
"Using computer models, researchers concluded that global warming would raise average annual temperatures nationwide two degrees by 2010." Associated Press, May 15, 1989.
"In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish." Ehrlich, speech during Earth Day, 1970
Well, there's a stench in the air, but it ain't dead fish..and it's long past time to spray some serious moral disinfectant on these lying bastards, and the media who propagate these falsehoods.
Moving more up-to-date, over at Watts Up With That? we get a map of all the weather records set this week...for cold weather and snow:
Click here for a more interactive experience...
Perhaps the media did get one thing right in 1974, as Time magazine stumbled upon an inconvenient truth:
As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.
Can't have that, though, because "global warming" lends itself to every liberal solution in search of a problem - income redistribution, war against cars, forced urbanization, and greater government regulatory control over big business. That why government spends so much taxpayer money to fund research that will give them the answers they need to tighten their grip on power.
And that's why the scientists and politicians work so hard to "hide the decline"....
For 2011, let's expose this false religion, laugh at ourselves and the Gore-esque false prophets, and dump the politicos who used this scam for their own benefit...