For about 18 years, give or take a year or so, global temperatures have remained flat despite escalating levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The models said increased CO2 leads to higher temperatures. But that linkage was not observed in the real world.
To me, this made it obvious that the models upon which future doom predictions are based on are pure nonsense.
But then I noticed that the data seems to indicate that the long-running pause either has or is about to end. Data is data, right?
And now, in news too good to believe timing-wise, we have another bit of data just as temperatures seem to be edging up again (tip to Instapundit):
New data published by the International Energy Agency extends the surprising finding, discovered last year, that global carbon dioxide emissions have stopped growing despite continued economic growth.
So we had a situation where the temperatures were flat despite increased CO2 levels.
And now we have a situation where the CO2 levels are flat and yet temperatures are edging up!
All hail the global warming models. Because ... Science!
Grant me that this is funny.
UPDATE: Of course, the climate is only the excuse for an attack on capitalism:
This is how the global warming alarmist community thinks. It wants to frighten, intimidate and then assume command. It needs a “crisis” to take advantage of, a hobgoblin to menace the people, so that they will beg for protection from the imaginary threat. The alarmists’ “better world” is one in which they rule a global welfare state. They’ve admitted this themselves.
That's why these goons are called "watermelons" after all, green on the outside but red on the inside.
Which is odd because socialism has been a bigger polluter than capitalism. Don't you wonder why Europe sets the baseline of their carbon emissions at 1990 levels?
That's the last year that eastern European communist heavy industry economies--now part of Europe--were spewing out pollution. Since then, most of that industry shut down and so the bulk of Europe's fight against carbon emissions was the result of America successfully leading the West to defeat the Soviet empire.
Yet the global warming advocates want to revive that model of economics and government?
Well, you have to break a few economies to make a socialist omelet, I guess.