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Cuddly Symbols Not Cooperating in Climate Panic

NobodyImportant Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 6:09 PM
... …, glaciers... … and recent & predicted future global cooling. Numerous additional AGW hoax topics not discussed by Mr. Charen today are also accessible from the branches of ASND's Science / Global Warming menu tree. You're welcome.
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....