Monday, February 8, 2010


The wacky theory that humans in their SUVs are causing the planet to get unbearably hot seems to be going down in flames itself.
Since the Warmergate affair broke, revealing emails that showed how much of the theory relies upon junk science, other reports have followed one after another.
The most recent, from Fox News: The United Nations report advancing the theory is being criticized by one of its own scientists, who told the London Times he can't find evidence to support claims of a North African food shortage caused by global warming.
The claim was made in a 2007 report to the U.N., and asserts that by 2020 yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50 percent in some African countries thanks to climate change, Fox said.
Before that, the IPCC was forced to retract a claim in the report that glaciers in the Himalayas would melt by 2035.
India is pulling out of the IPCC and setting up its own global warming study. The Dutch are miffed because the IPCC -- erroneously -- asserted that 55 percent of the Netherlands is below sea level.
In addition, the London Telegraph has found a number of other factual errors in the 2007 IPCC report. It also learned some of the "science" came from college student papers, two of which had not even been published.
Looks like the British newspapers are doing their job. What is the American media doing?
Except for Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, the media watchdogs are doing precious little. The leftwing media, in fact, is continuing to push the theory. I guess they found some sixth grader's homework supporting their claims.
Peer-reviewed, no doubt.

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