The Durbang conference on climate change ended with a whimper as it richly deserved to do. (Did I say “Durbang” ? I am sorry, I meant “Durban,” in South Africa.) It’s simple my friends: If you have a good cause, you don’t need to lie for it , you don’t need to dissimulate, you don’t need to demonize adversaries, you don’t need to blacklist opponents
Note: Sorry, sometimes I don’t know how to control the font on this blog. I know it’s pathetic.
Here are the two questions I would would have expected good journalists to ask. I think none did because most journalists are adherents of the climate change cults and others are asleep or they have given up. Here are the questions:
1 CO2 in the atmosphere has decreased by how much as a result of observance of the Kyoto Accord by those who observed it? (I am not petty, I will take any reasonable back-of-the-envelop estimate.)
2 If all countries, including India, China, and of course, the US, agreed to reduce their CO2 emission by whatever number Greenies consider reasonable, average global temperatures would decrease by how much?Here gain, I am not hard to please.
If you manage to get answers to these obvious questions, you will be shocked. Don’t worry, you won’t.
I was wrong yesterday when I predicted you couldn’t get answers to two sensitive questions. I had raised two questions about global warming damage control on Facebook. As fate (or reality) would have it, both questions are answered today (12/12/1) in the Wall Street Journal: If we (the world) reduced CO2 emissions by 50% below 1992 level (1992!) by the year 2050, the difference in temperature would be .2 Fahrenheit, also by 2050. That’s 1/5 of a degree! You might remember this as the 50/50/20% scenario.
The man who gives this answer believes that there is man-made global warming. His name is Bjorn Lomborg. He is the author of two important books: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and of ” Cool It.” Both books are easy to find and easy to read. Lomborg is a statistician by trade and training.
See also the “Climate Change” link on this blog. It leads to another blog that always has very serious material on the topic.