This Just In: Sky Still Falling

Last week NASA announced that the decade just ended was the warmest on record. I was a little surprised by that, because everything I’d been reading — including the Climategate material — seemed to indicate otherwise; indeed the inconvenient lack of warming this decade was starting to turn into a real marketing headache for the burgeoning global-warming industry, and its affiliated political movement — both of which must of course keep up appearances if the gravy-train is to stay on the rails.

Of course, as we have already understood, warming by itself is not enough: the Earth has warmed and cooled throughout its long history, and was doing so, of course, long before we showed up. In order to get the big payoff, not only does one have to demonstrate warming, one also has to demonstrate that it’s all our fault (and furthermore, that we ought to care). But one thing’s for sure: without some juicy, incriminating pictures up front, the whole racket goes bust.

But there it was: a new report from NASA, saying in no uncertain terms that they had the goods.

Well, of course they might be right: for all I know, maybe the Earth has been getting warmer in the past decade. But given how profitable the operation is, and what scurrilous machinations have already been exposed, I had a sneaking feeling that there might be more to the story.

Lo and behold! Astonishingly, it appears that there is. Have a look here.

Update: with a hat-tip to our friend Mike Zaharee, here’s more.

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  1. JK says

    Malcolm, you might consider that you have a certain reader sitting across the pond who posts on this subject with I fear – a deleterious malady harming his health.

    Diagnosis? “Excessive glee.”

    Posted January 26, 2010 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  2. Jeanie Oliver says

    Poor Alvin “the chipmunk” Gore. He’ll have to give all his toys back. Such a shame ’cause he did seem SO sincere!

    Posted January 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Permalink