Cheat-Seeking Missles

Saturday, June 18, 2005

No Global Atmospheric Warming

Greenie Watch had this Competitive Enterprise Institute quote under the headline "It's the Atmosphere Stupid!"

Greenhouse warming theory, of course, is an atmospheric theory, not a surface theory, under which the atmosphere warms first and the warmth reradiates downward. Given that the atmosphere inarguably shows no appreciable warming in the 25-year history of satellite and radiosonde measurements (initiated in response to the cooling panic), to assert that runaway global warming is as real as President Bush's re-election is an absurd proposition. This, instead, illustrates how responsibility for the greens' problems lies with unsupportable claims in pursuit of laughably premature and inconsistent scare campaigns.
Full text here.