Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Obamessiah Suck-Up of the Day

UPDATE: below

The opening of an AP story by Seth Borenstein:
When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid.

Since Clinton's inauguration, summer Arctic sea ice has lost the equivalent of Alaska, California and Texas. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since Clinton's second inauguration. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it.
Of course, Borenstein is dead wrong. Warming is anything but accelerating: temperatures have been falling for years. I think Obama knows it. But the media seems incapable of fact-checking.


Moonbattery has further reactions. And FOX News has more.

(via The Corner)


OBloodyHell said...

> But the media seems incapable of fact-checking.

I think this is far from news. I think it's drifted into the "Pretty F***ing Duh!" arena.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The annual global temp peaked in 1998 and has been slowly receding since then. I have yet to see an explanation why this is. I have read many speculations.

Carl said...

M_O_M says it's sunspots. I'm more inclined to the theory that temperatures rise and fall over time throughout history with no proximate cause; there is no single static temperature.