Big Week for Global Warming & Climactic Change Carnival Barkers
Chris Hodapp - 3/08/2009
It’s been a big week for the perennially indignant Global Warming/Climate Change crowd.
Last weekend’s “largest ever demonstration for civil disobedience over climate change” in Washington DC, featuring NASA scientist Jim (”Coal plants are factories of death”) Hansen, along with hundr…thous…no, millions of protesters, was threatened by predictions of 12 inches of snow. Actually, less than a thousand showed up in the snowstorm to hear such working class heroes as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. call for energy company executives to be in jail “for all eternity.” The protest was held at the gates of the Capitol Power Plant with the goal of “shutting down” their coal-fired boiler. The plant opened as usual Monday morning.
Columnist Christopher Booker reports that Britain’s Met Office, which has been one of the UK’s biggest sources of global warming hysterics for two decades, was forced to admit that this was Britain’s coldest winter in 13 years. This after predicting that 2007 would be the warmest year on record globally (whereupon global temperatures plummeted 1° Celsius and wrecking all of those predictive computer models), and stubbornly sticking to their guns with a similar prediction for 2009.