That’s why they call them global warming alarmists (Neil Horner’s column in the May 16 edition of The NEWS) because they are suffering from the psychological phenomenon known as catastrophizing, as in “the chicken little syndrome.”
Yes, Horner please do check the science but check it all, not just the Al Gore pseudo-science smoke and mirrors stuff. You will find that the two-degree tipping point is simply a fabrication of some unreliable climate models which have been shown over and over to be inaccurate to point of often being completely fraudulent.
The earth average temperature, if there really is such a measure, has been flat to slightly declining since 1998. And remember we are talking average here — just because there have been a few extreme high temperatures in some locations around the globe one must also take into account the fact that the Canadian winter, for example, has been longer and colder than whatever normal might be.
In fact, there is no normal because climate, weather, temperature, CO2 levels and greenhouse gasses are and have always been fluctuating, frequently to higher and lower levels than we are currently experiencing.
I am very optimistic that the world will survive for generations to come and that my children will be just fine, with one proviso. My greatest fear is that the radical environmental movement aided and abetted by alarmists like Horner are going to destroy the economies of the world, which will without doubt lead to the destruction of life as we know it and to massive environmental destruction which is already happening in some areas of the U.S. and certainly will not be a pretty picture to hand off to our children.