Whether the Weather

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Christopher Booker writes, "Sea levels are not shooting up but only continuing their modest 3mm a year rise over the past 200 years. The vast Antarctic ice-sheet is not melting, except in one tiny corner, the Antarctic Peninsula. Tropical hurricane activity, far from increasing, is at its lowest level for 30 years. The best correlation for temperature fluctuations is not CO2 but the magnetic activity of the sun." In his excellent article you can read at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/4990704/... )

So, what's really driving the global warming alarmists? I'm sure there are some sincere individuals who think they're helping the planet, but I think that's the minority. All one has to do is look at the scientific data and it's obvious that man really has little idea what the weather is doing (long or short-term) and even less idea what could be done to change it one way or another.

So what's driving all the people who can look at the data but are still trying to sell us something that's not happening? Some of them are just out for power, driven by greed (like a certain former Vice President that comes to mind). Watch how they're making money out of selling mindless (and I don't use that word advisedly) fear.

Some are doing it because they don't honestly know whether the world is getting hotter or colder but they feeling like they've just gotta do SOMETHING. They are worshippers of self and conviced that, if they turn out to have been right, they'll be remembered as heroes.

And some are doing it because they know that they are not the most poweful force in the universe, but they don't know who is. They have come to worship the planet and are hoping that--if the planet does have some sort of consciousness (and is in charge of an after-life)--it will remember them for having tried to do something for it ... even if what they did for it was stupid, useless, or actually harmful.

As to where I come down on all this, see my earlier blog on ecology (written in "honor" of last year's "earth day".