Over at the Financial Post Lawrence Solomon has an article on the Grief of the Greens. It seems that despite the billions of dollars, rivers of ink and endless wailing the Anthropogenic Global Warmists are having a crisis not only of faith, but are shocked that their doctrine holds so little sway over the minds of the great unwarmed . . . er, unwashed.
Arctic ice has made a comeback, advancing so rapidly that the previous decade saw less ice at this time of the year than exists today. And previously balmy Arctic temperatures just nose-dived, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute, which has tracked Arctic temperatures since 1958.
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Disasters are another disaster for the doomsayers, as documented in an October article by University of Colorado-Boulder Prof. Robert Pielke Jr., one of the world’s foremost experts in disasters and climate change. “Flooding has not increased over the past century, nor have landfalling hurricanes,” he reported. “Remarkably, the U.S. is currently experiencing the longest-ever recorded period with no strikes of a Category 3 or stronger hurricane.”
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In perhaps the cruelest blow of all, the believers learned just this week — in a study released by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at Barack Obama’s University of Chicago no less — that the skeptics haven’t been marginalized as science-denying ignoramuses all these years. To the contrary, unbeknownst to the doomsayers, they themselves have been on the margins of society in their belief that the global warming threat to the planet is the most consequential issue of our times, if not all times.
And so it goes. Pity the poor Warmists who like so many apocalyptic end-of-the-world cultists down through the centuries have had their faith shattered by reality. Be kind to them, they hurt.