I&I Editorial Board
for Eight Years,
Yet again, the society of climate alarmists tell us we have
little time left to address 'global
It's a sign of
What else can the
merchants of madness do when
we're now closing in on nine years of a warming pause?
Last month the New York Times published an article that we
swear we have read before.
likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within
the next decade, and nations will need to make an immediate and
drastic shift away from fossil fuels to prevent the planet from
overheating dangerously beyond that level"
Times' climate scribe wrote,
a "major new report" issued by
the United Nations'
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC paper
"there is still
one last chance to shift
But it will...
industrialized nations to join together immediately to
slash greenhouse gases roughly
by 2030 and then
stop adding carbon dioxide
to the atmosphere altogether by
the early 2050s."
many other times have we
heard that we were either
approaching our last chance to save ourselves from
global warming, or that our opportunity to do what is
"right" had already passed us by?
So many deadlines,
so many "now or nevers"
have come and gone that it's
almost impossible to track them all.
climate cranks are like the
doomsday cultists who have the
end of the world marked on their
calendars and when it doesn't arrive they say,
my math was bad. Let me recalculate and
I'll get back to you with a new
international hotheads are
screeching about impending doom, levelheaded observers
point to data that clearly show a
pause in warming, which has been mild and as likely natural
as it is human-caused, has
now reached eight years and nine
There has been
no rise in global temperatures
from July 2015 to March 2023.
fact-based claim draws on
from the University of Alabama
in Huntsville that measure
temperatures in the troposphere, a much
more accurate method of keeping
score than the shoddy records produced by ground-based
start and end dates of the
are not cherry-picked,"
writes Christopher Monckton, an adviser for Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher who now consults with the
Heartland Institute on climate policy.
"The end date
is the present; the start date is the farthest back one can
reach and still find a zero trend.
It is what it is..."
But why not go back
further, maybe to the beginning of the satellite measurements? What
do the data say then?
Not much, at least
not anything to be alarmed by.
entire dataset for 44 years
four months since December 1978," says Monckton, "shows
a less than terrifying long-run warming rate equivalent
to 1.3 degrees/century,
of which 0.3" degrees has
already occurred, leaving
a single degree "to go (on the
current trend) until 2100."
Of course, the
warming racket will either ignore the pause or
attack the messenger.
Fact-checkers will skip the
truth whenever possible and
bend it when they can't.
cycle of fearmongering will
benefits that accrue to the
explosion of progressive policies
opportunities for graft
upgrade in social status
control over the masses,
just too juicy to give up.