Global warming “proof” is evaporating

By |2013-12-07T09:35:56+00:00December 5th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|10 Comments

The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way.

Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed.

fumentoYet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I and others reviewed the entire hurricane record, which goes back over a century, and found no increase of any kind. Yes, we sometimes get bad storms — but no more frequently now than in the past. The advocates simply ignored that evidence — then repeated their false claims after Hurricane Sandy last year.

And the media play along. For example, it somehow wasn’t front-page news that committed believers in man-made global warming recently admitted there’s been no surface global warming for well over a decade and maybe none for decades more. Nor did we see warmists conceding that their explanation is essentially a confession that the previous warming may not have been man-made at all.

That admission came in a new paper by prominent warmists in the peer-reviewed journal Climate Dynamics. They not only conceded that average global surface temperatures stopped warming a full 15 years ago, but that this “pause” could extend into the 2030s.

Mind you, the term “pause” is misleading in the extreme: Unless and until it resumes again, it’s just a “stop.” You don’t say a bullet-ridden body “paused” breathing.

Remarkably, that stoppage has practically been a state secret. Just five years ago, the head of the International Panel on Climate Change, the group most associated with “proving” that global warming is man-made and has horrific potential consequences, told Congress that Earth is running a “fever” that’s “apt to get much worse.” Yet he and IPCC knew the warming had stopped a decade earlier.

Those who pointed this out, including yours truly, were labeled “denialists.” Yet the IPCC itself finally admitted the “pause” in its latest report.

The single most damning aspect of the “pause” is that, because it has occurred when “greenhouse gases” have been pouring into the atmosphere at record levels, it shows at the very least that something natural is at play here. The warmists suggest that natural factors have “suppressed” the warming temporarily, but that’s just a guess: The fact is, they have nothing like the understanding of the climate that they claimed (and their many models that all showed future warming mean nothing, since they all used essentially the same false information).

If Ma Nature caused the “pause,” can’t this same lady be responsible for the warming observed earlier? You bet! Fact is, the earth was cooling and warming long before so-called GHGs could have been a factor. A warm spell ushered in the Viking Age, and many scientists believe recent warming was merely a recovery from what’s called “the Little Ice Age” that began around 1300.

Yet none of this unsettles the rush to kill debate. The Los Angeles Times has even announced that it will no longer print letters to the editor questioningdeadmedia man-made global warming. Had the Times been printing before Columbus, perhaps it would have banned letters saying the Earth was round.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration continues to push to reduce supposed global-warming emissions. Last month, the President even signed an executive order establishing a Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience that could dramatically expand government bureaucrats’ ability to restrict Americans’ use of their property, water, and energy to reduce so-called “greenhouse gas emissions.”

Such attempted reductions in other countries have proved incredibly expensive, while barely reducing emissions. But damn the stubbornly weak economy, says President Obama, full speed ahead!

This, even as new data show that last year the U.S. median wage hit its lowest level since 1998 and long-term unemployment is almost the highest ever.

People have a right to religious and cult beliefs within reason. But the warmists have been proved wrong time and again, each time reacting with little more than pictures of forlorn polar bears on ice floes and trying to shut down the opposition. (More bad timing: Arctic ice increased by almost a third this past year, while that at the South Pole was thicker and wider than it’s been in 35 years.)

In war and in science, the bloodiest conflicts always seem to be the religious ones. Time for the American public to say it’s no longer going to play the victim in this one.


This article first appeared in the New York Post, December 5, 2013.


  1. A decent person December 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Are you fucking kidding me? This is all FALSE. Maybe the fact that the temperature has stopped increasing could possibly be true but the ice at the poles is still melting and there is still a HUGE amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases being constantly released into the atmosphere. Humans are DESTROYING this planet! Open your eyes people! Animals are becoming extinct because of us and we are ruining nature. We only have 200 years left of petrol if we keep using it in the same amount. People can’t give up on finding solutions to help the planet just because the temperature stopped increasing. It’s not JUST about global warming. Stop finding excuses to stop trying to save the planet. We do not OWN this planet! It has never been ours and it never will. We can’t be the reason for its destruction as well as the extinction of the human race. Do you really want people from another planet to come to Earth and realize that we were the cause of our own demise?

    • DS December 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Wolf, Wolf! PS. “A decent person” doesn’t use the language you do, so who’s lying here?

    • guest December 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      Don’t be silly, we won’t destroy the planet. If we destroy anything it would be ourselves…

    • haroldcrews December 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      A decent person? Maybe. A moron? Definitely.

    • chuck_in_st_paul January 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  2. Eckenhuijsen Smit December 7, 2013 at 4:15 AM

    Maybe you are “a decent person”, but obviously not enough intellectually informed to have noticed that all alarmists’ “truths” are pure lies as expressed by e.g. Barry Hussein Obama, Al Gore, IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri and other criminal misinformers!
    Since more than 30 years I have gathered all scientific proof of alarmists’ lies, because I knew from the start that alarmists’ information was very much misleading and wrong.
    First the alarmists warned the global population that we were going to FREEZE to death because of manmade CO2.
    As that didn´t happen, the alarmists changed to the tune of FATAL Global Warming through -again- manmade CO2.
    Now that it is clear to all and sundry that NO Global Warming has happened, the alarmists changed to “DANGEROUS AND FATAL” Global Climate Change through -of course again manmade CO2-, while Global Climate Change is for at least 95% caused by the sun’s flares and incoming cosmic particles and has NOTHING to do with CO2 (nor with manmade CO2, which is only 0,001152% ≈ nil of the atmosphere).

    • al_kidya December 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      It’s all about the distribution of wealth from the wealthy western countries to the poorer countries…like Yemen, Somalia, Mauritania, etc….

  3. MacDaddy12345 December 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Decent person, the ice is growing,not melting…the Arctic ice pack is bigger and the Antarctic ice pack is at a record. You Warmists are being fed a line of bull by unscrupulous individuals that are milking the fear they create for power and money. Don’t be a sheeple, tell them to shut their lying mouths!

  4. 007 December 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    I bet if O’BUMMER had a son that he would be just like that MORON ” A DECENT PERSON”

  5. al_kidya December 7, 2013 at 10:27 PM

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