Letter to the editor: Global lukewarming
The late Charles Krauthammer’s book “The Point of It All” includes an article titled “Apocalypse With and Without God.” He cites major apocalyptic writings which have authoritatively and “scientifically” predicted the demise of civilization. He includes Paul Ehrlich’s best-seller “The Population Bomb,” an astonishingly wrongheaded prediction of the end brought on by overpopulation — by 1983!
In the 1970s, the Club of Rome predicted with hilarious imprecision resource depletion (by 1992, for example — no oil!).
This brings me to the current “global warming” rage and the Paris accords that President Obama accepted and promulgated. Pope Francis, Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto are proselytes. I find it astounding how clergymen and politicians transmogrify into climatologists.
Any individual seeking the truth on global warming should review a chart on page 7 in the book “Lukewarming” by Patrick Michaels and Paul Knappenberger, which compares temperature projections by global warming scientists (charlatans) to actual recorded temperatures from 1977 to 2015. The projected estimates were four times greater than those actually recorded.
The following is a direct quote from the book: “The atmosphere isn’t warming nearly as fast as is predicted in the forecasts that serve as the basis for some of the most onerous environmental regulations ever proposed (and adopted). In fact, you might say, instead of dramatic warming, lower atmospheric temperatures are lukewarming.