Heritage Action’s communications director, Dan Holler, has a new column this week questioning what climate change alarmists actually want. Are they trying to control the climate within a few degrees? What temperature do they believe the Earth should be? This unanswered question, as well as climate hypocrisy, is discussed:
“According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the first six months of 2012 was about 0.94 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, making it the 11th warmest on record. By Stewart’s climate calculations, if we were living in the hypothetical aftermath of an Al Gore administration, the first six months of 2012 would have been 2.06 degrees Fahrenheit BELOW the 20th century average.
“What would the “enlightened class” have said about below average temperatures?
“A Newsweek article from April 28, 1975, which declared “earth’s climate seems to be cooling down,” gives us an idea:
“‘If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic. ‘A major climatic change would force economic and social adjustments on a worldwide scale,’ warns a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, ‘because the global patterns of food production and population that have evolved are implicitly dependent on the climate of the present century.’”
“The thought experiment and historical déjà vu raises interesting questions about Earth’s “proper” temperature and climate. It also gets to the inherent assumption made by folks like Jon Stewart, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, Barack Obama and many others that we can, in fact, control the climate.”
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