On July 27, 2010, I wrote a blog piece about global warming titled The Wisdom of Inaction. The evidence indicating the prudence of this approach continues to build. As MIT meteorologist Richard Lindzen writes today:
With all this at stake, one can readily suspect that there might be a sense of urgency provoked by the possibility that warming may have ceased and that the case for such warming as was seen being due in significant measure to man, disintegrating. For those committed to the more venal agendas, the need to act soon, before the public appreciates the situation, is real indeed. However, for more serious leaders, the need to courageously resist hysteria is clear. Wasting resources on symbolically fighting ever present climate change is no substitute for prudence. Nor is the assumption that the earth’s climate reached a point of perfection in the middle of the twentieth century a sign of intelligence.
Meanwhile, my posting about the apparent moderating climate in the central U.S. has received a number of favorable emails and comments, including the comment from Richard Wakefield in Canada that he is seeing the same thing.