Wild Green Alarmism Then and Now
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  • Andrew Allison

    Some commentary on the deluge of alarmist news since it became clear that temperature peaked in 1997. The simple fact is that nobody knows where it goes from here, but the panic among the alarmists is palpable.
    “The story of the past 20 years and even the last three or four years is that it is pinching much harder and faster than even the most dire predictions” would have indicated.” is, quite simply, false.

  • Marty Keller

    Humility is not a human trait.

  • Kavanna

    In the most recent warming trend (since the late 70s), yes: temperatures rose the most in the 80s, peaked some time in the 90s, and have been falling since.

    Over the last 150 years, the warmest period was probably 1910-1940, roughly, the Dust Bowl era. This is just from looking at common trends and doesn’t require one of those bogus spatial temperature averages that mean nothing.

    Over the last few thousand years, all that’s happening now is a recovery from the Little Ice Age (c. 1350-1750). We’re still not as warm as the Medieval Warm Period (c. 850-1250), and even further from the warmest period since the end of the last ice age, the so-called Hypsithermal or Holocene Climate Optimum. There’s no evidence whatsoever that anything extraordinary is happening now.

  • There is in fact not enough attention paid to the ongoing mass extinctions caused by human destruction of the environment. Mock at your own peril. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/2/l_032_04.html

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