HART: Global warming and a wedding

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

“I read somewhere that the sun’s getting hotter every year,” said Tom genially. “It seems that pretty soon the earth’s going to fall into the sun — or wait a minute ... it’s just the opposite — the sun is getting colder every year.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 1925

My oldest got married outdoors this past weekend in Tennessee , so we were watching the weather models and their predictions from the ten-day forecast until the day of the Blessed Event. The weather models initially indicated 80 degrees and 0% chance of rain, but during the week the predictions vacillated all over the map. By the day of the wedding, we had a 70 percent chance of rain and a 55-degree high for the day. They were off 25 degrees, and missed the rain.

So I am thinking, if climatologists cannot accurately predict the weather in a three-day forecast, how in the world can we expect them to be right when they tell us the earth is going to warm a degree in 20 years?

Most of the predictions and models that fuel the global warming hysteria of the left come from academia, but I remain an agnostic on the matter. If there is global warming, at least I look good in shorts. The predictors also make money providing a solution to the problems they foretell. Ask any scientist propagating the global warming narrative about his views and he will say, “Yes, and here is my card. You can pay me to advise you on how to cope with the impending doom, or another professor I know.”

What the members of the left do in any political battle is what they have done with global warming: They put someone out there like Al Gore (known for his gassy emissions). Gore, a man no one would listen to otherwise, evangelizes about global warming. If you get stuck on an elevator with Gore he will go into his spiel. I’d rather be on elevator with Beyonce’s sister.

Gore and others make a declaration of untruth like “the science on global warming is settled.” They then attack anyone who disagrees, or make fun of them using derisive terms like “climate change deniers” or “flat earthers.” Most opponents cave. Propagandist-in-Chief Obama says, “The debate is settled” on global warming, and “Climate change is a fact.” I guess he is right on “climate change,” but we used to just call it the weather. It happens more in the spring, fall, summer and winter, but yes, the climate changes.

Saying any science is “settled” is unscientific. Science is always evolving. Was the science settled on Y2K, acid rain, holes in the ozone layer, cancer protocols, etc.?

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