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Cuddly Symbols Not Cooperating in Climate Panic

Greg22 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:54 PM
Better question, would a little warming be beneficial, longer growing seasons, rotation of farming to new environs, lower home heating costs, etc. And some of us might end up with that oceanfront property we've always dreamed of.
Nam65-66 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 5:00 PM
Al Gore certainly ended up with that ocean front property he always dreamed of.So it must work!
In a better world, debates about science -- and nearly everything else -- would be conducted without resort to demagoguery, sentimentality, cynical manipulation, or hysteria. In the world we inhabit, those tactics are dismayingly routine. Still, the great weakness of overwrought predictions of doom is that they can be checked.

The past year has not been kind to the most potent symbols of climate change hysteria. Consider the polar bears. Among the most moving images of the warmists' warnings was the solitary polar bear, supposedly marooned on an ice floe. The image became iconic after it was published in Science Magazine....