The National Review Online has inaugurated a new feature, the Planet Gore blog, in which “NRO experts sound off on the real inconvenient truths.” Looks like a promising resource, humorous and heterodox (the twin foes of faith-based global warming extremism). One early item:
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Weather vs. Climate [Jay Richards] The Center for American Progress has just released a report explaining the difference between weather and climate. The gist of the report is that you can’t detect large-scale global warming merely by observing local weather. You may find yourself stuck in a blizzard, for instance, but you can still be darned sure we’re causing catastrophic global warming: “The chaotic nature of weather means that no conclusion about climate can ever be drawn from a single data point, hot or cold.” OK, but then why don’t the global warming Chicken Littles ever make this point when we’re having a heat wave?
Wait, so that means if we post a graphic from The Bismarck Tribune yesterday at about 10 in the morning, reporting the temperature at -26, that proves nothing?
Well, good. Because we were just about to agree that global warming had set in with a vengeance up in North Dakota. Less than 24 hours after our first, all-too-graphic post, conditions in the capital city:
See you on the beach!
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