It seems Barack “Two steps behind” Obama is dusting off his global-warming agenda this week. Yet he’s about as oblivious to the growing consensus among scientists that the climate is cooling as he was the activities of Edward Snowden. Per usual, he’s as capable of catching up with neither.
The same can’t be said for The Economist, a magazine that Cheap Seats uses for reading material and is now stocking away for kindling, which has concluded after looking at the global temperature plateau that the public has been sold a bill of goods.
And who was this slick salesman? Could it be Al “Hey I just worked for Slick” Gore? Or his minion, Mrs. Sen. Mark Udall, aka Maggie Fox of the Climate Reality Project, CRaP?
The Economist’s take is that “there’s no way around the fact that this reprieve for the planet is bad news for proponents of policies, such as carbon taxes and emissions treaties, meant to slow warming by moderating the release of greenhouse gases” (and enrich Gore to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, Cheap Seats wishes to point out).
“The reality is that the already meagre prospects of these policies, in America at least, will be devastated if temperatures do fall outside the lower bound of the projections that environmentalists have used to create a panicked sense of emergency. Whether or not dramatic climate-policy interventions remain advisable, they will become harder, if not impossible, to sell to the public, which will feel, not unreasonably, that the scientific and media establishment has cried wolf.”
Not just “Wolf!” but “Coyote!,” “Chupacabra!” and now, finally “Sasquatch!”
Really, don’t mess with Sasquatch.
Or Cheap Seats, for that matter.