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Global Warming Has Stopped! September 9, 2014 10:00 AM | Tagged as Ridley

WSJ September 4, 2014, page A13:  “Whatever Happened to Global Warming?” by Matt Ridley, of the UK House of Lords

Per Lord Ridley, “The climate-research establishment has finally admitted openly what skeptic scientists have been saying for nearly a decade: Global warming has stopped since shortly before this century began.”

Ridley also chronicles the change in attitude from many climate scientists. The global warming enthusiasts first denied the pause in global warming which began in 1998 and is now at least 16 years long. But now they are admitting the pause exists, but saying their theories are still correct. Some 40 explanations have been proffered by the climate crowd to explain the pause. So no consensus exists, just more random guessing.

How much carbon dioxide is emitted by volcanos?  More than any carbon tax or other government policy could ever eliminate. We simply don’t have the ability to change the earth’s carbon footprint, even if it is causing warming which apparently it isn’t. Why do leftist politicians like President Obama and President Wanabee Hillary Clinton promote environmental policies that will lead to economic stagnation? One wonders what their political calculus is.

In two weeks, in New York, the UN is having a pow-wow with world leaders on global warming. Already, many important countries have decided NOT to attend, including China, India, and Germany. Great conference, huh? President Obama may be largely alone. Are the other countries awakening to the waste of time and money this out-of-date movement has caused?

Ridley’s opinion now is aligned with Bjorn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus.  As Lomborg and many others have advocated, let’s get on with solving the real world problems of war, terror, disease, poverty, and the lack of electrical energy to much of the world.  Let’s quit this nonsensical waste of our precious resources chasing a problem that doesn’t exist except in the minds of statist politicians, “hangers-on” scientists, socialists, and the media who loves the controversy.

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