Sun 30 Nov, 2008 07:19 am
...Tomorrow, delegates from 190 countries will meet in Poznan, Poland, to pave the way for next year's UN conference in Copenhagen at which the world will agree a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. They will see a video of Mr Obama, in only his second major policy commitment, pledging that America is now about to play the leading role in the fight to "save the planet" from global warming.
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Mr Obama begins by saying that "the science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear". "Sea levels," he claims, "are rising, coastlines are shrinking, we've seen record drought, spreading famine and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season."
Far from the science being "beyond dispute", we can only deduce from this that Mr Obama has believed all he was told by Al Gore's wondrously batty film An Inconvenient Truth without bothering to check the facts. Each of these four statements is so wildly at odds with the truth that on this score alone we should be seriously worried....
You tell 'em Gunga! There ain't no global warming! The world ain't headed for disaster! Nothing is happening and everything is going to be just swell! Let's pop open a case of cold ones and forget about all this nonsense!
And if our grandkids grow up they will thank us!
They apparently saw a few sunspots in October but, other than that this year, nothing.
The last time anybody ever went more than about two months without seeing sunspots was just prior to the little ice age: