“WASHINGTON — Two years ago, a United Nations scientific panel won the Nobel Peace Prize after concluding that global warming is “unequivocal” and is “very likely” caused by man.
Then came a development unforeseen by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC: Data suggested that Earth’s temperature was beginning to drop.
That has reignited debate over what has become scientific consensus: that climate change is due not to nature, but to humans burning fossil fuels. Scientists who don’t believe in man-made global warming cite the cooling as evidence for their case. Those who do believe in man-made warming dismiss the cooling as a blip triggered by fleeting changes in ocean currents; they predict greenhouse gases will produce rising temperatures again soon.
The reality is more complex. A few years of cooling doesn’t mean that people aren’t heating up the planet over the long term. But the cooling wasn’t predicted by all the computer models that underlie climate science. That has led to one point of agreement: The models are imperfect.
I have been saying for years and years that trusting man-made computer models to predict something like long term climate changes – a system so complex and with so many variables that many of the variables are unknown – is a folly that only a simpleton or an over-confident and hubris-filled scientist would fall for. Well, Al Gore leads the simpleton brigade – as brain dead as any roving pack of zombies – and it’s hard to pick any one scientist as a leader, since warmist science’s primary goal seems to be to get press coverage and terrorize children through hyperbolic releases these days.
The good sign is that zero-IQ, fat-ass shyster Al Gore’s proclamation that, “the science is settled” is no longer the coin of the realm.