Poor Al Gore, his schtick is losing its oomph. The temperature stats are in for 2011 are in. NASA has declared that global warming ended in 1997. And a report from the British meteorological authorities at the infamous East Anglia University laboratories agrees. For the alarmists out there I would point out these reports are not from Rush Limbaugh. They are from NASA and East Anglia, the United Nation’s most favored source for climate change data.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met [Meteorological] Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
There were some warming deniers but the serious debate over the last decade or more was about the cause, not the temperatures. The cautionary side said “We think the reason the planet is warming is because the sun is emitting more heat. It’s a cycle. It’s not because there are too many lawn mowers and farting cows. We know that scientists disagree over whether or not the warming is anthropological. Let us not be rash lest we wind up playing Don Quixote to the sun.
The alarmists, on the other hand, stated flatly that the warming was man-made. They said the science is settled, which it is not. The warming alarmists also claimed there is a consensus and that proves their point of view. But consensus has no standing in science. Consensus once held that the sun revolves around a world that is flat. Science politicized is science polluted.
The hoax is still running. There is still money to be made. But when the mantra changes from the Global Warming Crisis to the Climate Change Crisis it’s a sign the easy money has already been made.