Tuesday, October 6, 2009...3:20 pm

The retro view on climate change

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I love this old Time Magazine story on climate change from 1974.

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval.

Yes, well. It just goes to show that today’s media orthodoxy often becomes laughably outdated tomorrow. Another way of reminding us that we’re all just tomorrow night’s fish and chip wrapping.

But the polar bears would have loved it…

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  • Just one of the things that make me deeply concerned about the anthropogenic theory of global warming. It’s settled, fixed, decided and sorted… yet there’s still no proof of the hypothesis.

    It’s worse than that, though, because neither can we disprove the hypothesis – usually the best way of working, scientifically speaking.

    Which leaves Global Warming in much the same camp as Religion: each must decide for himself whether to have Faith, reject it, or hover in agnostic agony. As with Religion, at stake is nothing less than survival itself and the entire meaning of life (on Earth, at least).

    What a delicious irony; that Renaissance rationalism, in killing Faith, has finally led us back to the ultimate Faith-based choice.

    For better evidence of God’s wicked sense of humour, look no further.

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