It seems that your heretical lunacy on AGW (© all left-wing bloggers everywhere) is now penetrating the very walls of their most cherished citadels...
In this case, it is the New Statesman that is questioning the orthodoxy.
Global warming stopped? Surely not. What heresy is this? Haven’t we been told that the science of global warming is settled beyond doubt and that all that’s left to the so-called sceptics is the odd errant glacier that refuses to melt?
Aren’t we told that if we don’t act now rising temperatures will render most of the surface of the Earth uninhabitable within our lifetimes? But as we digest these apocalyptic comments, read the recent IPCC’s Synthesis report that says climate change could become irreversible. Witness the drama at Bali as news emerges that something is not quite right in the global warming camp.
Yes, I know. Aaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha!
With only few days remaining in 2007, the indications are the global temperature for this year is the same as that for 2006—there has been no warming over the 12 months.
But is this just a blip in the ever upward trend you may ask? No.
The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased. Temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should according to the fundamental theory behind global warming – the greenhouse effect. Something else is happening and it is vital that we find out what or else we may spend hundreds of billions of pounds needlessly.
Quite. And don't forget that we will also be stunting—both directly and indirectly—global growth and the enrichment of the world's poorest people and thus causing the needless deaths of millions (Timmy passim ad nauseam).
If the New Statesman is starting to get it, maybe there is hope for us yet. Now we simply need to convince—or kill. Whichever—our current crop of politicians and we may be in with a chance.