when trying to explain the inconvenient truth that the earth doesn’t appear to have gotten any warmer in more than a decade, the co-chair of the IPCC AR5 report Thomas Stocker stated that, “Fifteen years of slower warming is simply too short a timeframe on which to base a judgment.” So if he says that 15 years is not long enough to determine a trend and make any kind of judgment, why do Democrats insist on “proving” that man-made global warming is upon us because of a single storm, Sandy, that ravaged the northeast? They take one single storm and any cluster of tornadoes and use them as an “a-ha” moment when it suits them, but then bluster and belittle anyone who dares to suggest that data from the past 15 years showing that no warming has occurred might actually be significant.
This reveals President Obama’s and the Democrats’ strategy on climate change for what it is, even if they can’t admit it to themselves. They just want to undermine the free-market economy and enforce an anti-growth lifestyle that they find more suitable for the rest of us. But through perks in government and post-government high incomes, they effectively exempt themselves.
As I’ve said before, the hypocrisy on this issue is becoming clearer and it’s this hypocrisy that will drive voter sentiments in 2014 — and perhaps 2016 as well.
"...why do Democrats insist on “proving” that man-made global warming is upon us because of a single storm, Sandy, that ravaged the northeast?"
I know of no one who insists that Sandy is the sole proof or Global Warming.
"The polar ice caps have melted faster in last 20 years than in the last 10,000. A comprehensive satellite study confirms that the melting ice caps are raising sea levels at an accelerating rate."
Perhaps it is Ed's contention that this is happening because of an increased use of butane lighters by polar bears, but the rest of us understand that in fact the planet IS warming and that the ice sheets are melting as a consequence of it.
But I think we can all agree with this:
"As I’ve said before, the hypocrisy on this issue is becoming clearer and it’s this hypocrisy that will drive voter sentiments in 2014 — and perhaps 2016 as well."
Roger's and his compadres in the Deniers Club will have their hypocrisy on full display in 2014 and 2016 - one can only hope the voters will in fact notice.
So you found a "scientist" from the University of Bern that doesn't agree with main stream climatologists.
Here is what the rest of the world thinks:
Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth's mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980.
Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain that it is primarily caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These findings are recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations.[A]
But not to worry. Repbulicans are so sure of trickle down economics, intelligent design, gays were put here by satan, and illegals by democrats,. they know when life starts and that everyone should have at least a 45 if not an assault rifle.. they are truly the party of the educated.