And second, the globe is not getting warmer — or at least, it hasn’t in the last 15 years. As the March 30 print edition of The Economist reported, “Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar.”
In other words, just as voters are cooling to global climate alarmists, the planet has stopped warming. What could be worse for Obama and the Democrats’ anti-growth agenda? I’m not a warming denier, but I am against the United States taking gratuitous unilateral action and enacting harmful economic policies that would do nothing but punish Americans while India and China thrive on cheap energy. It will be fun to watch the Democrats who rail against anti-science Republicans deal with science that isn’t to their liking.
Politically, the bottom line is that global warming is fading as an issue. Given the bad economy and the undeniable temperature stasis, it will be interesting to see if the Democrats who must face voters in 19 months will continue to stay silent as Obama pursues higher energy prices and bogus government spending on useless “green energy” boondoggles.