The only climate consensus is that Obama's polls are cooling

Silvio Canto, Jr.

We've gone from "change that we can believe in" to "executive orders that we can push through."

Well, it's time for another decree and now it's "climate change."

There are problems with all of this consensus about climate change.  Where is the consensus?

The Economist, hardly a member of "The Flat Earth Society," posted an editorial that Valerie Jarret should add to President Obama's morning briefing:

"GLOBAL warming has slowed. The rate of warming of over the past 15 years has been lower than that of the preceding 20 years. There is no serious doubt that our planet continues to heat, but it has heated less than most climate scientists had predicted. Nate Cohn of the New Republic reports: "Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; they're perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections"."

OK, let me confess that I know a lot more about batting averages than climate change. 

At the same time, the definition of consensus is that there is common agreement about something: General agreement or accord.

We were told 15 years ago that the earth's temperatures were going up.  Someone named Gore made a movie about the poles melting and the East Coast flooding.

We are told today that they may be going down. I guess that means that I will be soon wearing a sweater in Texas in July!

That's not consensus!  That's confusion!

There is "real consensus" about one topic: President Obama's polls are cooling!

 His foreign policy is failing for anyone honest enough to take a look

He looks lost, a man without an idea of what to do next!

He is under 50% and that's one number that we can agree on!

So we have confusion about climate change and consensus about President Obama's collapsing political fortunes!

P.S. And we have another consensus:  The US economy stinks, i.e. GDP growth revised to 1.8% in the first quarter!


We've gone from "change that we can believe in" to "executive orders that we can push through."

Well, it's time for another decree and now it's "climate change."

There are problems with all of this consensus about climate change.  Where is the consensus?

The Economist, hardly a member of "The Flat Earth Society," posted an editorial that Valerie Jarret should add to President Obama's morning briefing:

"GLOBAL warming has slowed. The rate of warming of over the past 15 years has been lower than that of the preceding 20 years. There is no serious doubt that our planet continues to heat, but it has heated less than most climate scientists had predicted. Nate Cohn of the New Republic reports: "Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; they're perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections"."

OK, let me confess that I know a lot more about batting averages than climate change. 

At the same time, the definition of consensus is that there is common agreement about something: General agreement or accord.

We were told 15 years ago that the earth's temperatures were going up.  Someone named Gore made a movie about the poles melting and the East Coast flooding.

We are told today that they may be going down. I guess that means that I will be soon wearing a sweater in Texas in July!

That's not consensus!  That's confusion!

There is "real consensus" about one topic: President Obama's polls are cooling!

 His foreign policy is failing for anyone honest enough to take a look

He looks lost, a man without an idea of what to do next!

He is under 50% and that's one number that we can agree on!

So we have confusion about climate change and consensus about President Obama's collapsing political fortunes!

P.S. And we have another consensus:  The US economy stinks, i.e. GDP growth revised to 1.8% in the first quarter!