Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, February 01, 2008

Global Warming Update

It may take Beijing a bit longer to buy into a national guilt trip because of their industries' greenhouse gas emissions in light of this:
China's government has warned people to brace for more bad weather as the country struggles to cope with the worst snow storms in over 50 years.

State weather services said the worst-hit provinces faced several more days of snow and freezing rain.

The crisis has affected an estimated 100 million people, and caused some 54bn yuan (£3.8bn) of damage. ...

"The most difficult period is still not over yet. The situation remains grim," Premier Wen Jiabao said during a Cabinet meeting, the China Daily reported.

Officials say that emergency medical teams have treated over 200,000 sick and injured people, and that 60 people have died because of the cold. (BBC)
Yes, we know that isolated incidents of extremely not global warming weather don't overturn the impeccable weather models, just like we know the global warming debate is over.

But it's hard to justify massive expenses and wholesale destruction of the global economy when big chunks of the world insist on freezing over.

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