The Cobourg Skeptic declares:
…the battle of climate change has been won as far as I am concerned. Let’s look at the facts:
- It is unlikely that the U.S. will now implement any drastic program to manage CO2 – at least not for a decade or two. Canada will follow the U.S. “leadership” for economic reasons. Likewise, the biggest polluters, China and India are also unlikely to do anything drastic. If countries like Australia do anything, they’ll be shooting themselves in the foot and have no effect on anything.
- The climate is not warming at a drastically alarming rate – if at all. There may be noticeable warming due to the action of man in a 100 years or so – but that’s plenty of time to adapt.
- Climate may well be affected by the action of man but not nearly as badly as the alarmists would have us believe
- All the attention means that people are now sensitized to the need to preserve our environment – that’s good. Stopping carbon emissions mostly targets fossil fuels which means they will get preserved – that’s good too. Programs to stop other CO2 emissions are not significant.
- The focus on science and its benefits has been a good side effect.
However, given all this, there is no more I want to contribute on this subject so this blog will go off-line later this year (2010). Meanwhile, this will be the last post.
Indeed, since March 21, 2010 the blog has been on ice.
I’m hopeful, but I think a declaration of victory is a bit premature. But, it’s his blog, he can do whatever he pleases.
To use a tennis analogy (i.e. game, set, match), the skeptics have won many “games”, and indeed won the first “set” with the release of the Climategate e-mails, and won a second set with the plethora of “_____gates” that followed, but “match” will be determined on another day.
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