Tagged: global warming

Global Warming Strikes Korea, Signals Apocalypse (with pictures!)

On January 10th, global warming delivered an ominous message to the south coast of Korea: a rare snowstorm. This fall and winter have been colder than normal — evidence, as we all know, that the planet is getting warmer; and the sudden snowfall in a region that sees such events only once every few years only highlights just how much warmer it is....

Warmed Over, or When Donald Trump is Too Clever for You…

Joseph Conrad said that “women, children, and revolutionaries hate irony, which is the negation of all saving instincts, of all faith, of all devotion, of all actions.” To challenge Conrad’s broad judgment of women and children (“Wasn’t the juvenile Jane Austen a most clever ironist?”) is perhaps to prove his point: One mark of a “true believer” is his inability to take a joke...

Global Warming Freezes Bums Off

This fall in Korea was colder than normal. Mention this obvious fact to anyone who hasn’t been living under an ice floe these past twenty years, and you will see the wheels turning: “Should we talk about the cause of this unusually cold weather, or leave it unstated but understood?” The cause in question, of course, is global warming. How do we know...

The Fall of Man (Finally Some Pleasant News!)

Koreans, being the countrymen of the UN’s current Secretary-General, are as enthralled by the global warming charade as anyone on Earth. That, combined with this small, homogeneous nation’s susceptibility to “trend-think” — celebrities, politicians, and even general beliefs can fly from novelty item to truism (and back again) seemingly overnight — has led to the creation of some homespun climate clichés. Thus, in...

Oops! Climate Cultist Destroys Own Position

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been doing the leftist media interview circuit recently, pressing his peculiar thesis that professional (i.e., paid) scientists are a superior class of humans whose conclusions are intrinsically beyond reproach and must therefore be accepted blindly by unscientific lunks like you. In each of these interviews, a non-climate-scientist asks a series of pre-determined questions designed to elicit rehearsed responses...

Irma Proves Global Warmists Are Real

If you needed more evidence that progressivism is engendering a new dark age, you need look no further than the renewed preponderance and popular influence of cults. Indoctrinated nihilists, having rejected all purpose and truth in the universe, are filling the void of meaning in their lives by grasping with equal irrationality at tyrannical Utopias, demigod idols, and doomsday theories. The last of...

Settled Science: The End is Nigh (Again)

Global cooling, subsequently renamed global warming, followed by the deliberately indecisive global climate change, has now, apparently, been re-re-named global warming. And old GW is bigger and better than ever! Just this week, it has caused 59,000 suicides, become 90% certain to pass “the tipping point” by 2100, and, worst of all, revived the film career of Al Gore. Is there any hope...

Revisiting the Paris Climate Accord

Back in 2015, when the Paris Climate Accord was as new, and seemed as natural, as John Kerry’s latest face shape, I wrote at American Thinker about the Accord’s content, meaning, and intentions. Today, as some people with short attention spans cheer Donald Trump’s announced pull-out from the Paris deal, I’d like to look back at what I wrote, before assessing the content, meaning, and likely...

Mann vs. Steyn: Heresy Shall be Crushed

(Originally published in July 2013) Remember when scientists and other truth-seekers used to get all riled up about the way the Catholic Church treated Galileo? The outcry was not over the fact that Galileo was a “peer-reviewed” researcher, and therefore beyond question. Quite the contrary: the argument was that, from the point of view of the quest for truth, no one, including the...

Logic Gets Sucked into the Polar Vortex

(Originally published in January 2014) There is a new bogeyman in town. His name is Polar Vortex. He has been around forever, and has hitherto lived in obscurity as just another natural phenomenon. But against all odds, he has suddenly found satisfying new employment and fame as this year’s leading argument for tyranny. North America is presently experiencing the kind of abnormally cold...