Adeptly Adapting to the New Middle
Somewhere down there in the comments, anonymuse mused
Adeptly adapting to mitigation,We took this with a bowl of carrot chips, but were amazed to see how prescient our little grey guy (well we assume he is a guy, although she may not be) was when we listened to our friend Pat Michaels on the O'Reilly factor (O'Reilly for non-American types is a blotard on steroids). You remember Pat, the Virginia Holiday Inn Express State Climatologist, courtesy of Kevin Lynch and the Kaine shuffle. How the Earth has moved:
Now seems a form of recreation,
Among a few who can't deny,
That AGW's real and pigs can't fly.
I think human beings are warming the planet and they have been doing so for several decades and they are responsible for a substantial part of the warming since 1975, but there are people out there that are very bright and very good scientists that will argue otherwise.and
Look this new UN report comes out and it says human beings are warming the surface temperature. To me that is like a breathless announcement that there is gambling in Las Vegas. We know that because greenhouse theory predicts that winters should warm more that summers which they have, that the coldest air of the winter should warm preferentially, which it has, ....and finally that the global stratosphere should cool and all of these things have been observed for decades. Fine, so that's nothing new, lets establish that, let's stipulate that.But it is O'Reilly who breaks the hearts over at Channel 4 and climate audit:
Now ask what on earth do you want to do about that, what can you do about it, what's feasible, what don't you want to do about it. That's where the reasoned discussion should go.
The world is getting warmer...So that's true, so everyone agrees on that unless you are a crank or a nut.Michaels nods
Eli kids you not
PS: Michaels' solution is to give money to industry to innovate and get out of the way.