Nigil Lawson at the Daily Mail

First, then, what is happening? Given that nowadays pretty well every adverse development in the natural world is automatically attributed to global warming, perhaps the most surprising fact about it is that it is not, in fact, happening at all. The truth is that there has so far been no recorded global warming at all this century.

The world’s temperature rose about half a degree centigrade during the last quarter of the 20th century; but even the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research – part of Britain’s Met Office and a citadel of the current global warming orthodoxy – has now conceded that recorded temperature figures for the first seven years of the 21st century reveal there has been a standstill.

The centre now officially expects global warming to resume at some point between 2009 and 2014.

Maybe it will. But the fact that the present lull was not predicted by any of the complex computer models upon which the global warming orthodoxy relies is clear evidence that the science of what determines the world’s temperature is distinctly uncertain and far from “settled”.

But, of course, if you listen to Al Gore, not only has he identified the problem but it’s vital that you take his curative. Of course, there are a few bad side effects. But he’s got SCIENCE on his side. Right?


You know, the only difference between Al Gore and the snake oil salesmen of old, is that in the case of the snake oil salesmen, the illness they proposed to cure actually existed. Gore’s gone them one better.

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