People like Al Gore have made suckers of the public all the while making millions of dollars for personal enrichment. But why, after all of this, do so many people are still willing to bend the knee to this insanity. Low information or just plain stupid? Gosh - willingly accepting a lie without even a trace of disbelief. Little wonder the election last Noverber when the way it did.
Exaggerated Global Warming Claims May Lead to Poor Policy
January 31, 2013
Source: Bjørn Lomborg, "Climate-Change Misdirection," Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2013.
President Obama doubled-down on his commitment to "respond to the threat of climate change" during his second inaugural address, which included powerful references to the scariest and most salient examples of what we think to be global warming's effects. However, Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, takes exception to President Obama's rhetorical exaggerations and advocates for more sensible thinking in the global warming discussion.
- The number of global wildfires has decreased by 15 percent since peaking in 1950.
- A Nature in November study states that the incidence of drought has not changed substantially in the past six decades. The U.N. Climate Panel in 2012 notes that while droughts are more intense and frequent in some places, they are weaker and less frequent in other places.
- Despite the massive damage inflicted, the United States is actually at the lowest point of hurricane activity, measured by total energy, since the 1970s.
- The Nature in November study estimates that global damage cost as a percentage of gross domestic product will drop by 0.02 percent by 2100, despite global warming.
- Better building codes, improving infrastructure and eliminating subsidies for hurricane insurance could reduce hurricane storm damage.
- Subsidies for wind and solar power cannot drive demand for renewable energy and need to be eliminated. The International Energy Agency estimates that wind energy will generate just 2.4 percent of the world's energy while solar will generate just 1 percent.