Will the global warming scam go out in a fizzle or a pop? Will it die a quiet death or will the media turn on those who fed this story and tear them apart. We are about to find out!
On Sunday I woke up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep, I went online and to my surprise found of all things the most highly sceptical article in the Scotsman. Obviously I posted a few apt comments
Indeed, next day it turned out to be so vehemently anti-global warming that I felt that the article was too antagonist for some people on this blog and I closed the article for comments. Let me say that again: I closed discussions – not because me and my big mouth had said something far too provocative – but because the leading Scottish newspaper in what I have hitherto called “the banana republic of wind” was publishing sceptic views too provocative for my blog.
On its own, I wouldn’t have paid the Scotsman article much attention as I stopped reading it when it never printed any letters I sent it. And what is one article, when the Scottish political elite are still vehemently hostile to sceptics? Although when I think about it, Murdo Fraser MSP did have professor Salby in the Scottish Parliament (much to the disgust of the green MSP). But still, one must not get too excited by a few small events (particularly one I organised).
So perhaps the biggest shock was when the IPCC issued their report, who of all people, did the BBC – arguably the most pro-warming broadcaster on the planet – have to comment on it? Australian sceptic Bob Carter! That was exceptionally extra-ordinary.
That could have just been my perception – perhaps there is more sceptical material than I realise and perhaps a change in my listening habits and coincidence, led me to this astonishing broadcast. But then 28gate erupted and the final straw was today when Jo Nova confirmed my hunch that things had changed. One of the most ardently pro-warmist papers the Sydney Morning:
Something is really afoot. Three of the most ardently pro-warmist media outlets have finally given sceptics a voice. A high profile Sceptic was invited into the Scottish parliament. The climate talks last year fell apart, the Kyoto treaty is effectively dead, the world has not warmed for more than 15 years and the main stream media are showing a real interest in climate scandals.
When the tide turns
When the tide turns, the current stops going one way, sits idle for a while and then starts going the other way. So I would take issue with Jo when she says the tide is “turning”. The tide stopped going the way of the warmists, as long ago as Jokenhagen. It had certainly stopped going their way when the Kyoto commitment died at the end of 2012 as countries failed to agree a replacement. The tide has not been going their way for quite some time. So, it is not “turning”, it has already turned! We have already stopped this scam in its tracks and now what we are seeing is the beginning of a small but sustained movement the other way as this scam starts to unravel.
I agree with Andrew Montford it really is time to Cue popcorn.
And so time to bring up my favourite question: I have often wondered if this global warming scam would go out in a fizzle or a pop … whether it would die a quiet death being quietly forgotten like Swine Flu, the Millennium bug etc., or whether the press would turn on those who had fed them their stories, creating a feeding frenzy of news as they tap into hitherto untapped scandals to print story after story of headline news to basically tear apart those in science and public life who created this scam.
Which will it be?
I think we are about to find out.