The Planet Can't WaitWell, it should either shock the conscience or inspire one to look beyond Ignatius' reliance on frogs and beetles, and to do a bit more reading on the subject. Today's American Thinker would be a good starting point:
Climate Change Is Real and Must Be Addressed Now
By David Ignatius
The warnings are coming from frogs and beetles, from melting ice and changing ocean currents, and from scientists and responsible politicians [!] around the world. And yet what is the U.S. government doing about global warming? Nothing. That should shock the conscience of Americans. (link)
Global Warming "Evidence" QuestionedThat foundation has to do with computer "models" that determine what the earth's temperatures were in previous centuries based upon, among other things, the width of tree rings. Established models have shown a marked increase in 20th century temperatures - as we have all heard and read ad nauseum.
By Charles Martin
The scientific argument that humans have caused global warming – a major underpinning of the “Kyoto Protocols” – suffered a major blow last week, with the publication of a new study. The implications have not yet spread very far beyond the rarified circles of specialists, but the gospel of “anthropogenic” – human-caused – global warming has lost one of its intellectual foundations. (link)
A statistician recently set up a similar computer model using identical methodology - and obtained remarkably similar results (see the details here). The only difference between this latest attempt at modeling the earth's temperatures and the accepted models from the past is in the fact that this model used random numbers instead of tree ring "data."
In other words, with the criteria used, it is possible that any random data set can provide results identical to those obtained in the model that global warming theorists have been touting for several years. Meaning - the model is, in and of itself, worthless.
So, David, before you go demanding that America wreck its economy and throw millions of people in this country into poverty, get your facts straight. Come back when you and your studies can be trusted.