I’m Gonna Quash That Mann Right Out Of My Hair

 

 

 

 

” Guest-hosting for Rush a few days ago, I said if your kid is graduating from high school this week there has been no global warming his entire life. And immediately the usual drama queens emailed that I was a know-nothing denialist. But, just to nail it down, there has been no global warming for 17 years and nine months. That’s since September 1996. The High School Class of 2014 has been blessed to have lived its entire life in a warming-free world.

  We’re supposed to ignore this nigh-on-two-decade warming “pause” because the “97 per cent scientific consensus” tell us to. But, as Richard Tol’s new paper argues, that 97 per cent consensus is no more real than the rampant global warming. In fact, there’s so little consensus that the only consensus the Geological Society of Australia can agree on is a press release saying there’s no consensus:

  AUSTRALIA’S peak body of earth scientists has declared itself unable to publish a position statement on climate change due to the deep divisions within its membership on the issue.

  After more than five years of debate and two false starts, Geological Society of Australia president Laurie Hutton said a statement on climate change was too difficult to achieve.”

 

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