Saturday, May 5, 2012

Someone Should Test the Water in Washington

First, it was an $800,000 party with mind readers, one-use of bicycles and other nonsense by the GSA.

Then, it was NOAA trying to hire a magician. Perhaps to magically fix the crisis in the satellite program?
The [magician] also was asked to create "a unique model of translating magic and principles of the psychology of magic, magic tools, techniques, and experiences into a method of teaching leadership," according to a copy of the ad released by U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, who was angered by what he called a waste of tax dollars.

Now, it is the Secretary of Defense panning to Big Environment by calling global warming a "national security issue."

“The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security,” Panetta said here at a reception hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund to honor the Defense Department in advancing clean energy initiatives. “Rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” Panetta said

The fact that none of these conditions is occurring in an alarming manner is apparently irrelevant when there are political points to be scored. 

Rising sea levels? The rate of rise is less than forecast and, at least for the moment, decreasing.

Melting polar ice caps. Arctic ice is currently in normal range.

Drought? Nothing unusual here.

Larger and more frequent disasters? Nope. Even the IPCC agrees there is no scientific proof.

It is a complete mystery to me that reporters keep "advancing the narrative" of catastrophic global warming when there is virtually no evidence to support it. Cartoons by Josh sums it up pretty well:

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