Excellent article by Lorne Gunter in today’s National Post casting further doubt about the sweeping claims being made by those doom and gloomers who keep warning us about global warming, aka climate change, and the shrinking polar ice caps.
Apparently, the Arctic ice cap is now only a fraction smaller than in 1980, when it was at its largest.
Say what? How can that be, when almost daily we are told that the polar ice caps are shrinking at an alarming pace.
“The Earth has been cooling for a decade. While it may be true (or not, depending on whose figures one uses) that 1998 was the second-warmest year on record, and that seven or eight of the years since were in the top 10, no year since has been warmer than 1998 and nearly every one has been cooler than the one before it. [emphasis added]
“The trend is decidedly downward. Indeed, the drop in temperatures since late-2007 has been so precipitous—nearly a full degree Celsius—that almost all of the global warming that has occurred since the late-1970s has disappeared.”
Hmm, and the Liberals under Stéphane Dion were quite prepared to tax us silly to help forestall global warming.
According to Gunter, only last spring, did scientists manage—for the first time—to use their computer models to reproduce the climate of the past half-century—years for which we have records to confirm the accuracy of their assumptions.
I wander what the next ultra-left boondoggle to finance the re-engineering of our social structure is going to be now that the billions of tax dollars they were expecting from global warming/climate change are becoming less likely to materialize?