Anon was smart. At some point (about two years ago) he called it quits at DowneastBlog. Had he stayed on, he would by now be blushing fiercely red. Via American Thinker:
DEATH OF THE GLOBAL WARMING MYTH, by Peter Heck.
"... The disintegration of this political juggernaut known as global warming is as imminent now as it is remarkable. The heights from which these scientists' credibility has plunged is equaled only by the speed.
Consider that it was only last year when the scientific and political world was held spellbound by the deliberations of the U.N. Climate Change summit held in Copenhagen. Nearly 45,000 attendees anxiously anticipated a global climate agreement that could spare us all from the imminent planetary incineration about to befall us thanks to the unholy alliance of SUVs, deforestation, and belching cows. American taxpayers alone shelled out nearly $400,000 for Nancy Pelosi to lead a cadre of liberal congressmen and staffers to attend the Warmer deliberations.
Yet now, just one year later, political leaders are staying as far away from the annual climate summit (this year held in Cancun) as possible. Even the Congressional Warmer triumvirate of Henry Waxman, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer skipped the festivities. Remember, it was Boxer who proclaimed not so long ago that global warming was her "signature issue." Yet when it came time for this year's convention, Boxer merely murmured, "I'm sending a statement to Cancun."
Meanwhile, across the pond, things aren't much better for the global warming hysterics in the British Meteorological Office. As the Met geared up for Copenhagen in 2009, they were warning of the "warmest year on record." Fast-forward to this year, and as Britain is in the grip of yet another extraordinarily frigid winter, their admonitions are much more subdued. Even the Daily Mail noted why: "Buried amid the details of those two Met Office statements 12 months apart lies a remarkable climbdown that has huge implications -- not just for the Met Office, but for debate over climate change as a whole ... for the past 15 years, global warming has stopped."
This most inconvenient truth is why, despite millions of dollars of propaganda and free marketing offered by a totally duped American media, Al Gore's climate heist machinery is dismantling itself before our eyes. The defeat of climate legislation in Congress has prompted Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection to whittle its resources from 25 states down to seven, acknowledging that "the situation in Congress has changed."
Indeed it has. As the Democratic Party's death grip on Congress dies in January, Nancy Pelosi's House Select Committee on Global Warming will be dying with it. Republicans have announced that they have no desire to continue wasting taxpayer dollars on a committee whose only contribution was a proposed energy tax that would have destroyed millions of jobs in an already stagnant economy.
For its swan song, the committee held a final hearing -- one so boring that according to the Washington Times, the chairman never returned from lunch break.
So how has this environmental Goliath collapsed so quickly and so painfully? Certainly the Climategate scandal that revealed the epic fraud and deceit upon which the movement was built didn't help. Al Gore admitting his willingness to fabricate dire consequences for the sake of getting people's attention didn't help.
But ultimately it comes down to this: given time, truth wins out. Eventually, rational people realize that groupthink and demonizing your opponents as "deniers" doesn't count for evidence. They realize that a movement so freely changing names -- from global cooling to global warming to climate change to global climate disruption -- might be more about a neo-Marxist pursuit of global governance than about saving polar bears."
As I'm writing this, Europe, western Europe in particular, is exeriencing yet another bout of unusually severe winter weather. The Telegraph on Monday:
SNOW: HEATHROW PARALYSED, RUNWAYS CLOSED.
By Stephen Adams 7:30AM GMT 03 Feb 2009
More than half of Monday's planned 1,350 flights were cancelled, including 361 arrivals and 430 departures, according to airport operator BAA.
Short haul flights were cancelled first to make way for long haul arrivals.
All British Airways flights were cancelled until 5pm, passengers were told in the morning.
Heavy snow kept the northern runway closed for the whole day while the southern runway was closed for at least an hour mid-morning.
The Met Office said Heathrow had less than four inches (9cm) of snow by lunchtime, and was expecting another inch or two (2-5cm) overnight.
A BAA spokesman described the snow as "the heaviest in decades".
He said: "Heathrow's full snow operation - consisting of 58 snow cutters, ploughs, and de-icers have been working around the clock since 3pm [on Sunday] on double shift to clear the snow and ice."
I do have to admit lefties are great marketeers though, and that they saw the sign on the wall years ago already. In the nick of time, they rather succesfully managed to shelve the notion MMGW, and replace it with Climate Change. And if you, raw uncouth rightwinger peasant, were hoping they'd see the light now and and shift their attention towards combating the Real Danger, islamic terrorism and islamization, you are again mistaken. As commenter Leo Norekens informs us, Department of Homeland Security Boss Janet Napolitano has formed a Task Force to combat the effects of Climate Change on domestic security operations (!):
Can you f*cking believe it.