More an eight years ago Al Gore, according to Laurie David, prophesized that unless we acted immediately we had only “ten years left to save the planet from a scorching.” The ever skeptical Rush Limbaugh put up his countdown clock (see below) on January 27, 2006.
Rush Limbaugh’s countdown to a scorching clock. Cropped from: www.rushlimbaugh.com/earth_cooks
With less than 2 years away to go to the prophesized “scorching”, now is a good time to check to see how much closer we have gotten to it temperaturewise – to see if we should be making plans to move up into the Arctic.
What have global temperatures been doing since then? The chart shows: nothing!
If anything, the trend is showing a slight cooling and there are no signs of any “scorching” in sight.
Conclusion: Al Gore’s prophesy has been nothing but a hoax. And because Al Gore continues to claim to the contrary, despite what the data show, and continues to profit by perpetuating the scare, he stands accused of defrauding the public.
Aside: For our German readers, the most stinging parody of the Energiewende on public television yet: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/Energiedebatte. It appears the German Energiewende is on its last leg.