Time was, they called us “Holocaust deniers”:
I would like to say we’re at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let’s just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future.
That was seven years ago—seven un-warmed years—from Gob columnist Ellen Goodman.
By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a test of our democracy’s ability to address a threat pressing enough to require a relatively prompt response but too complicated for a lay person to assess on his own authority.
Liberalism distilled to its evil essence, Bloodthirstani. Look upon it and recoil.
In the name of “democracy”, we have to act on behalf of the great unwashed, riding roughshod over “skeptics”, by “addressing” and “responding” to a “pressing” threat. Substitute almost anything for global warming—health care, income inequality, doesn’t-matter-anything-they-want—and they would cite the same pressing threat requiring a response in the name of democracy.
Never mind the flat temperatures, the bitterly cold winter that froze the Great Lakes solid for the first time in years, the flawed and fraudulent “science”.
We have our marching orders:
THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change.
Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Fifteen years: that’s funny. That’s how long it’s been since the globe actually warmed.
[S]keptics have seized on a supposed 12- to 15-year pause in the increase in global average surface air temperature, as though that creates critical questions about the broad scientific consensus on warming. Actually, the likely explanation is that the oceans are absorbing the heat.
Thwarted by the complexity of the climate, climate scoundrels, sorry, scientists, are now appealing to a system perhaps even more complex, the world’s oceans. But this isn’t about the facts, and sure as hell not about science. Science doesn’t set 15-year deadlines. Science doesn’t ignore data contrary to a proposed theory. And science does not—ever!—cite a career political hack and former Mister Softee driver like Ed Markey as a credible expert:
As Senator Edward Markey, long a leader on this issue, puts it: “You can’t preach temperance from a bar stool.”
One thing we know for sure: it wasn’t Ted Kennedy who said that.