Here’s something I absolutely promise you. Nothing is going over the edge, except for maybe our economy, which would go further over the edge if we enact any politically driven attempt to modify the climate. But hey...remember that liberals like Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, and Obama's climate czar stated that we NEEDED to shrink our economy to fight global warming; so what do they say today? Why isn't the media asking them both this tough question: Mr. Clinton and Ms. Browner, are you satisfied now that the economy is in recession?
It has become as politically incorrect to question manmade climate change as it has to be a member of the KKK. And it’s unfortunate, because the two—climate denials and racial bigotry—can’t be equated as equally reprehensible. They’re not even close.
There is something compelling, in a ghoulish sort of way, about the notion that earth's climate may be headed toward a tipping point. The idea gained broad currency in 2007, when a panel of scientists, including Harvard environmental expert John Holdren—now the White House science adviser—warned that the planet is approaching a threshold beyond which damage to the environment would be irreversible. As policymakers work toward a climate treaty in Copenhagen in December that will include new limits on emissions, the question in the back of everyone's mind is whether an agreement can halt the warming trend, or at least stave off the worst consequences. Or is it already too late? A definitive answer isn't forthcoming, but the signs in recent months have been gloomy.
"I don't think the human effect is significant compared to the natural effect," said Schmitt, who is among 70 skeptics scheduled to speak next month at the International Conference on Climate Change in New York.
Schmitt contends that scientists "are being intimidated" if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels, temperatures and sea levels.