Even the MSM is starting to notice the hype and alarmism regarding climate change. To update our previous post (see below) we now find this interesting op-ed by Jeff Jacoby in today's Boston Globe (1/6/08).
...."2007 to be 'warmest on record,' " BBC News reported on Jan. 4, 2007. Citing experts in the British government's Meteorological Office, the story announced that "the world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007," surpassing the all-time high reached in 1998.....But a funny thing happened on the way to the planetary hot flash: Much of the planet grew bitterly cold.....In South America, for example, the start of winter last year was one of the coldest ever observed..... In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years, while in Peru the cold was so intense that hundreds of people died....University of Oklahoma geophysicist David Deming, a specialist in temperature and heat flow, notes in the Washington Times that "unexpected bitter cold swept the entire Southern Hemisphere in 2007.....Closer to home, 44.5 inches of snow fell in New Hampshire last month, breaking the previous record of 43 inches, set in 1876. And the Canadian government is forecasting the coldest winter in 15 years..... so relentlessly has the alarmist scenario been hyped, and so disdainfully have dissenting views been dismissed, that millions of people assume Gore must be right when he insists: "The debate in the scientific community is over."....But it isn't. Just last month, more than 100 scientists signed a strongly worded open letter pointing out that climate change is a well-known natural phenomenon, and that adapting to it is far more sensible than attempting to prevent it. (emphasis added)