Because even those who were its leading proponents have lost faith:
Environmentalist Icon Says He Overstated Climate ChangeThey finally admit what we've been saying all along:
Investor's Business Daily editorial
Not many years ago, a celebrated scientist predicted a global warming disaster awaited humanity. Today, that same scientist admits his warning was too "alarmist." It's time Al Gore turned his limousine around, too.
James Lovelock, father of the "Gaia" theory that the entire earth is a single living system, was one of the many voices that's predicted environmental calamity will result from carbon dioxide emissions.
He claimed in 2006 that "before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable."
But he has told MSNBC that he overstated the case and now acknowledges that "we don't know what the climate is doing."
"We thought we knew 20 years ago," he said. "That led to some alarmist books — mine included — because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened." [link]
"We don't know what the climate is doing."
Maybe now the scientific community will get back to doing science and move away from screaming, "we're all going to die!"
Or not. A lot of them depend for their livelihood on such hysteria. They certainly won't go easily into that long night ...
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I happened upon a rerun of "The Day After Tomorrow" on TV the other night (and watched it for about ninety seconds). Even considering the fact that Hollywood is nothing more than fantasy land, this movie - about global warming causing a sudden ice age (pause to think about that impossible scenario) - spawned by the likes of Al Gore, is the most preposterous flick ever made. All associated with it should be embarrassed.
And speaking of Al Gore ...