New (to him) data shows that the world was warmer in medieval times than it is today. If it was, then the hypothesis that current temperatures are caused by human’s carbon dioxide emissions is exposed as the faulty reasoning it is. But where’s the surprise in that? Of course it was warmer 1,000 years ago: the Vikings didn’t bring glacier-melting blowtorches when they settled Greenland, crops weren’t under greenhouses when they grew at elevations far higher than is possible today and Raquel Welch wasn’t wearing a fur parka when she strolled up Mt. Everest. School children used to know these things before the nuts took over public education. Today, even adults like Matt Ridley don’t trust their common sense and insist on scientific data to reassure them. And now they have it.
But Ridley misses the point: while he may be surprised to learn that he’s been lied to, that Al Gore’s famous hockey stick temperature graph was a hoax (and exposed as such long, long ago), this whole shuck has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with controlling the populace and getting rich while doing so. Ice Age, Warm Age, the folks behind this hysteria don’t give a shit and have used both as it was convenient. In fact now that hybrids are so popular they’ve gone to that themselves, and coined “climate change” to cover their asses no matter what happens with the weather.
Would someone who truly believed that CO2 emissions were ruining the planet fly his private jet to Bali to attend a conference on global warming? How about if hundreds of celebrities and politicians did so, each in their own jet? Would Al Gore and Bobby Kennedy build themselves 15,000 square foot mansions? Or Babba Streisand? Would all of Hollywood insist on individual limousines and house trailers on movie sets, would Mayor Mike keep his own SUV running and a window air conditioner sucking up power while he attends five-hour meetings? “They can’t be serious”, you’d say, and you’d be right – they aren’t serious and so they don’t act as if they were. These people aren’t (just) hypocrites, they’re all in on the game. It’s the sheeple who are still in the dark.