As I write, satellite data show that the mean global temperature is the same that it was in 1979.
Every year in the US, more than forty thousand people are killed in traffic accidents. But not one single person has ever been killed by global warming.
One reason is that the temperature data from weather stations appear to be hopelessly contaminated by urban heat effects.
Another cause of global warming hysteria is the infiltration of science by ideological zealots who place politics above truth.
While releasing a politicized report that prostitutes science to politics, the Obama administration simultaneously suppressed an internal EPA report that concluded there were "glaring inconsistencies" between the scientific data and the hypothesis that carbon dioxide emissions were changing the climate.
After the warm weather of the 1930s gave way to a cooling trend beginning in 1940, the media began speculating on the imminent arrival of a new Ice Age. We have now come full circle, mired in a hopeless cycle of reincarnated ignorance.
David Deming [send him mail] is a geophysicist and associate professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.Copyright © 2009 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given..