Thus states Dr. Chapman. It seems that the "unanimous" "consensus" of scientist that just KNEW man was causing global warming forgot to ask him.
There is really nothing new in his recent discovery, just a re-affirmation of the fact that despite what puny things man can do, the climate of the earth is dictated by events beyond our control.
And of course the sun is the big one in the equation. Not like a 300 pound bull in a china shop -the whole china shop!
What Dr. Chapman is postulating, is what direct evidence has already shown. When stripped of the hype and hyperbole, the simple truth is that the earth has not warmed in the last decade, and in the last year, started to cool.
For the sane, rational thinking people, that was hardly cause for alarm. As a one year, or even a 10 year streak is nothing compared to the billions of years the planet has been sweating and freezing. But to the chicken littles out there, a one year "blip", based upon erroneous data, is cause for panic and dire consequences.
My guess is that the odds are now at least 50:50 that we will see significant cooling rather than warming in coming decades," he [Dr. Chapman] writes.
And this is while man has done nothing. A 50-50 chance. And we think we can influence the weather? When was the last time we stopped a hurricane?
The only thing left to expose are the snake oil salesmen who got rich off of the mass hysteria they caused. I doubt that the Nobel committee will revoke Algore's prize, but with the number of ambulance chasers out there, perhaps some of the gullible will take it upon themselves to sue the pants off of him! Now that will do more for reducing pollution than any Kyoto treaty as without his money, Algore will not be able to use $2200 of electricity in a month, or pollute the skies with jet exhaust.
At least it is something to look forward to.