The real climate disaster

Christopher Booker has an important new book out, just in time for the Copenhagen conference: The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is The Obsession With `Climate Change` Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?

EU Referendum rather succinctly states that it 'reveals how a handful of scientists, who have pushed flawed theories on global warming for decades, now threaten to take us back to the Dark Ages.'

For those in a hurry Mr. Booker himself wrote the Cliff notes in a piece for the Telegraph. Leading to the inevitable conclusion:
In words quoted on the cover of my new book, Prof Lindzen wrote: “Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly exaggerated computer predictions combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a rollback of the industrial age.”

Such is the truly extraordinary position in which we find ourselves.

Thanks to misreading the significance of a brief period of rising temperatures at the end of the 20th century, the Western world (but not India or China) is now contemplating measures that add up to the most expensive economic suicide note ever written.
Of course the scandalous intrigue, unbecoming to serious science, around the infamous hockeystick features prominently.

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