Hung Up On Timetables

It’s much easier to move on when you set a timetable.  The NYT reports that the global warming disciples want to set a timetable to revive the dead.  Rather, to revive the ‘climate treaty.’  I doubt the earth will mind or even care if and when that ever happens.  But for now, the sky-is-falling al-Gores of the world will have to wait for the next bash America party.

Reminds me of other things that don’t respond well to timetables.  Like the desire Democrat leaders in congress have to play Commander in Chief and fight the war on terror via a timetable.  I guess for them it is a face saving way to say we quit.  Who wins?

Here’s a headline you won’t see anywhere else.  ‘Blogger Sets Timetable For New York Times’ to remove their news filter, pull their head out of the sand (or other orifice), and report on news that does not fit their agenda.   Like the Pope’s comments on global warming for example.

UN Climate Change Conference, Update

Dovetailing with this post from yesterday, where Pope Benedict’s thoughts that the global warming hysteria is based more on ideology than science, and which the media is ignoring, there are now scientists telling the UN that their ‘science’ is rather imperfect. And like the Pope’s admonition, this letter is not being repeated at all in the mainstream media either.

The notion that man is the cause of climate change, and that man can change or reverse climate trends is simply not based in reality or science. Some highlights include . . .

Contrary to the impression left by the IPCC Summary reports:

  • Recent observations of phenomena such as glacial retreats, sea-level rise and the migration of temperature-sensitive species are not evidence for abnormal climate change, for none of these changes has been shown to lie outside the bounds of known natural variability.
  • The average rate of warming of 0.1 to 0. 2 degrees Celsius per decade recorded by satellites during the late 20th century falls within known natural rates of warming and cooling over the last 10,000 years.
  • Leading scientists, including some senior IPCC representatives, acknowledge that today’s computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th-century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.

In stark contrast to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is “settled,” significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming. But because IPCC working groups were generally instructed (see to consider work published only through May, 2005, these important findings are not included in their reports; i.e., the IPCC assessment reports are already materially outdated.

Look for news of this letter in the media in the coming days, weeks. You will most likely notice that it will be or has already been tabled.

h/t to Noel Sheppard @ NewsBusters for the info