Saturday, July 12, 2008
Received wisdom of the American left notwithstanding, the administration of George W. Bush is not alone in its resistance to the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. The government of India has placed itself in the camp of AGW skeptics, at least according to this blogger (I have not read the underlying report, the introduction of which is couched in very conciliatory terms).
Other climate links for the day:
Democratic Congressman Ed Markey, who is a clown, claims that our soldiers died in Mogadishu because of climate change. Seriously. May I disrespectfully suggest that arguing attenuated cause and effect goes both ways. As Bjorn Lomborg ably demonstrates, many more people die of exposure to excessive cold than excessive heat, and at the margin the recent warming of the climate has saved tens of thousands of lives.
Anthony Watts notices that some scientists -- credible guys -- are now talking about global cooling.
Notwithstanding bleating that the sea ice at the North Pole might melt this summer, there is more coverage today -- by a million square kilometers -- than there was on the same date last year. We'll keep you posted on that one.
June 2008 in the United States was the 27th warmest in the last 112 years. Not that you would have noticed in New Jersey.
"New hope for global warming deniers." I would have thought that this would be new hope for everyone. Except, of course, the people who would die from excessive cold were it not for global warming.
And, a balanced look at whether global warming has in fact halted in the last 11 years (as previously reported on this blog, among others).
I've been hearing either global warming or global cooling is going to kill us for... ever.
That's what happens when you get older and still retain your memory - everything old is new again.
At least I understand what that saying means now. I really was puzzled about it in my 20s.