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Good News on the Climate!

I’m sorry, I’m not supposed to say that. All news on the climate is a bad.

I might get accused of being a Denier. You know, like the Holocaust deniers. Same thing. As a Jew, particularly, I don’t want to be any kind of Denier. I accept what I’m told to by the Left and will watch my language. I deny that I’m a Denier.

Oh shit, that makes me a Denier. This is confusing.

Maybe we should be able to have a rational debate about this. Things are too heated. We need to change to climate a bit. I mean, wait, that’s not what I meant. I’d better stop.

Anyway, from Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal:

We’ll quote a passage in an exemplary French report that begins, “But uncertainty about how hot things will get also stems from the inability of scientists to nail down a very simple question: By how much will Earth’s average surface temperature go up if the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is doubled?”

“That ‘known unknown’ is called equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS), and for the last 25 years the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the ultimate authority on climate science—has settled on a range of 1.5 C to 4.5 C.”

The French report describes a new study by climate physicists Peter Cox and Mark Williamson of the University of Exeter and Chris Huntingford of the U.K.’s Center for Ecology and Hydrology. Not only does it narrow the range of expected warming to between 2.2 and 3.4 degrees Celsius, but it rules out the possibility of worrying outcomes higher than 4 degrees . . .

This question of climate sensitivity goes not just to how much warming we can expect. It goes to the (almost verboten) question of whether the expected warming will be a net plus or net minus for humanity. And whether the benefit of curbing fossil fuels would be worth the cost.

Jenkins sounds like he might be a Denier, so this is the last time I’ll run his stuff in my publication. I promise. I heard he even questions whether meteorologists can predict tomorrow’s weather, let alone the weather 50 years from now.

5 thoughts on “Good News on the Climate!”

  1. Climate change/warming/cooling? Good luck proving that kind of stuff.
    Heh, there’s no proof that the earth is round or that we’re not living in a matrix of some kind.
    Personally, I’m rooting for a cooling. We could use some cooling here in Phoenix during the summer months.

  2. Until the left can tell me the perfect temperature of the Earth – and when it happened – I’ll continue to ignore their screeching about ‘climate change.’

  3. Curently in the UK we are having severe weather, known as the “Beast From The East”, heavy snow (for us) very windy and very cold. The National Grid is in danger of collapse so they are cutting off industrial users, so that the general population, especially the elderly don’t die.

    “Gas supply could run out as demand hits six year high – Britain faces running out of gas as intense demand caused by plunging temperatures outstrips supply. The National Grid has issued a ‘gas deficit warning’ for the entire country.”

  4. And now, the story that the fanatic man-made global warming “experts” and their mad cap associates in the corporate media refuse to acknowledge: man-made global warming is one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetuated. Check this out, from scientists who say man-made global warming is a complete scam.

    “31,487 American scientists have signed this petition,
    including 9,029 with PhDs”

    Some of us remember the same drill in the 1960-70’s–that man-made global COOLING was going to kill us all UNLESS we genuflected to the liberals and stopped driving cars, burning oil, etc.

    Another generation, and it will be man-made global COOLING’s turn again, brought to you by the corporate media and the Big Government nut jobs who want us to actually believe them, increase our taxes and fall down in worship to their latest scam.

    It’s soooo predictable.

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