Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Like Politics, Warming Is Local

Tim Blair's recent post titled Global Warming Actually Local highlights a report that won't make it into the "fact-biased" media. The data show that the Arctic is warming seven times faster than the lower two-thirds of the globe:
"It just doesn’t look like global warming is very global,” said John Christy, director of UAH’s Earth System Science Center.

"The carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is distributed pretty evenly around the globe and not concentrated in the Arctic, so it doesn’t look like we can blame greenhouse gases for the overwhelming bulk of the Northern Hemisphere warming over the past 27 years,” he said. “The most likely suspect for that is a natural climate change or cycle that we didn’t expect or just don’t understand."

There is one more possibility - the global warming activists have a political agenda rather than a scientific agenda.