We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Brits skeptical about warming hysteria. Good for them. Always be skeptical about the science du jour, because science always changes.
Prof B. reminds me of the Mitt Romney dog story. Dumb story. Half the hunting guys I know drive long distances with their dogs in the back of the pick-up. No difference. I see traces of the Pathetic Fallacy here.
What if we hadn't gone into Iraq? Where would things be? Wallison at TCS
"The science very clearly points towards the need for us all - nations, businesses and individuals - to do as much as possible, as soon as possible, to avoid the worst consequences of a changing climate."
This is a nice assertion, but based on what?
Is there some previous "warm-age" catastrophe, oops, my bad, the lexicon has changed... okay, is there some previous "climate-change-age" (similar to an ice age but with warm weather I suppose- none of the climatechange crowd has claimed an ice age is coming) that we should all look to for clues about the supposed disaster we invite with our reticence?
We know what happens in an ice age, sorta. But I am kind of looking forward to the "change-age", all this static weather has bored me for decades!
We are still, technically, in an ice age now. Ice ages are defined as periods with ice on the poles, regardless of advances and retreats of the ice. During most of earth's history, the whole earth was tropical.
Correct as usual, BD. Not only that, but CO2 levels were at their lowest levels ever during the past few thousand years as a result of decreased volcanism and draw-down caused by the erosion of the rising Himalayas. More CO2 doesn't have much effect on the climate, but it is great for your garden.