Saturday, February 03, 2007


Well, well, well.

Isn't it interesting that after all these years of Al Gore telling us that all scientists and all governments in the world agree that humans are causing catastrophic global warming, now we're being told that for the first time, there is a consensus among scientists and governments that humans are causing catastrophic global warming.

OK, so there's been a consensus for years, but now, for the first time, there's a consensus? So they were lying before? or are they lying now? or both?

I think it's obvious that the world is slightly warmer than it was a few decades ago. It's also obvious that it's been warming since long before we were responsible for any real addition to the "greenhouse gas" content of the atmosphere.
In fact, we've almost gotten back to the temperatures of the 1300s and 1400s (and everyone knows that the cars they drove back then were much dirtier than the ones we have now, so that's why it was so hot back then, right?).

If you care to examine some basic facts, you may well find out that the sun is cooling - check the sunspot levels and the neutrino emissions. So, if the amount of heat coming in is less than we've been getting, does it make sense for us to let more of it escape?
We're about to get hit with a quick (only a decade, perhaps) slide into another Ice Age. If we're going to preserve anything like our current civilization, we're going to need to put another log on the fire, as it were. If we want to keep the air clean (and I'm certainly all for that), we're still going to need power to keep us warm - I'm ready to get the nuclear power industry back on track.
Just think, if the French are brave enough to have a nuclear power industry, how can we be more cowardly?

Grr, as they say, grr.