Climate scientists scrambling for explantions on lack of warming

Matt Ridley, a member of the House of Lords admits he is a "lukewarm" climate change advocate. Ridley has penned an outstanding op-ed in the Wall Street Journal asking "Whatever Happened to Global Warming"? On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won't attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer? In effect, this is all that's left of the global-warming emergency the U.N. declared in its first report on the subject in 1990. The U.N. no longer claims that there will be dangerous or rapid climate change in the next two decades. Last September, between the second and final draft of its fifth assessment report, the...(Read Full Post)