"According to McKibben (Cover, “You’re Getting Warmer,” Dec. 5-12), evidence of global warming are Hurricane Katrina (as the U.S. has never been hit by a category five hurricane before), wildfires (the first ones on record apparently) and droughts in the deserts. If memory serves me correctly, these very same global-warming Nazis assured us we would see an increase in hurricane activity in 2006 and 2007 as a result of global warming. The end result was a stunning decrease in the number of hurricanes. In the scientific community, when your predictions fail to materialize it’s called evidence against your hypothesis.
In the end, we have this from the pointy-headed types: All the following are evidence of global warming. Too many hurricanes, not enough hurricanes, drought, floods, warm summers and cold winters. As a matter of fact, any day the high temperature does not equal the statistical “average” is evidence of global warming. In the scientific community when everything is evidence supporting your hypothesis it’s called “bullshit.”
Global warming is a fact. The Earth has warmed and cooled for ages, driven primarily by a phenomena known as The Sun. Man-made global warming is not a fact but a theory being sold as hard science.
Posted by Steven Watts