Global Warming's Judgment Day Arrives
Global Warming’s Judgment Day Arrives is an article published in 2009 and reprinted with permission of the author. It discusses trends that in 2014 have become even more obvious: global warming has stalled for the past 17 years, there is no consensus, and warming is much preferred to cooling when it comes to human survival on this earth.
The Common Core Standards includes the teaching of man-made carbon dioxide as a driver of temperature increases since the Industrial Revolution and the need for people to do lower carbon dioxide emissions before bad things happen. However, even the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its Fifth Assessment Report published in April 2014 has toned down or eliminated most of its more alarmist claims, such as the Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2035 and that hurricanes are becoming more intense. Needless to say, the 50 million climate refugees expected in 2010 never arrived (a claim made by the IPCC in 2005).
Yes, the climate changes, it always has and it always will, and most people seem to be OK with that. In a Gallup Poll (http://www.gallup.com/poll/167960/americans-likely-say-global-warming-exaggerated.aspx) released in March 2014, only 34 percent of respondents said they worried “a great deal” about global warming, about the same as last year. In fact, 68 percent of Republicans and 45 percent of independents say the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated, while only 18 percent of democrats said so.