Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bad news from Denmark

According to some headline buzz coming out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, the Penguins are on the endangered list.

So are Beluga Whales.

And Arctic Foxes.

And coral reefs, Clownfish, and the Quiver Tree of Africa.

And Atlantic Salmon and Ringed Seals.

And Koalas.

You may have also heard that those e-mails proving that the books on global warming were cooked (as in faked data) were all over ten years old, according to Al Gore.

And it was Gore himself who startled us all by saying the Arctic Circle will melt in the summer months within the next five to seven years.

Well…it turns out that Al Gore was taking some artistic liberties for effect. For example, the e-mails. Some of them were just two months old. Oops!

And reporters pinned down the source of Gore’s scare about the North Pole melting and he replied, “"It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at," Dr. Maslowski said. "I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this." Oops again!

Perhaps "Truth" is too strong a word for the title of Gore's book. How about, "An Inconvenient Collection of Spurious Data and Rumors."

I only mention these since you may never hear about these retreats from the facts. The media still clings to the green agenda and ignores the pesky details.