The last caller on Rush Limbaugh's Tuesday program (4/16) made what I think is a profound point. Suppose, he said, that "man-made global warming" was a disease and that you had been diagnosed with it. Years later, your doctor says, "I don't know what happened but your symptoms are gone. You're cured!" Wouldn't we be happy, if not elated?
So here in the real world, with no demonstrable global warming since 1998, with ever more climate scientists waffling and distancing themselves from the original panic, shouldn't we be happy, elated, and relieved to find out that it was a false alarm? Apparently not. Instead, the concept has been generalized to a nebulous concept of "global climate change" that can be blamed for almost anything, even passing asteroids according to a CNN report. And now some are convinced the "missing" heat went deep into the oceans, certain to surface eventually and vindicate their hypothesis. Rather than go where the evidence leads like real scientists, the climate change prophets of doom scramble to find or at least manufacture new data to keep the gig going - and profitable.
Going back to the caller's analogy, wouldn't we also question the competence of our doctors or their lab technicians? If we had been put on a diet of tofu and alfalfa for 10 years and saddled with $150 a month in prescriptions, we might be downright angry. But Al Gore et al go unpunished, unchallenged, and unquestioned.
It's like Rush says: being liberal means never having to say you're sorry.