… “but global warming continues,” says Post columnist Andrew Freedman.
Freedman goes on:
The fact that this year is currently running cooler than last year does not in any way invalidate the fact that the world is warming, and that this warming is very likely due mostly to manmade greenhouse gas emissions.
Even if the long-term temperature data were reliable, Freedman is right that the warming-cooling phenomenon indicates nothing. The key issue is whether manmade emissions are having any significant impact on global climate.
And that’s where Freedman’s “very likely due mostly to manmade greenhouse gas emissions” falls way short of the mark.
What is the scientific evidence for that squishy assertion?
Is it the climate models that don’t work? Or the cooler temperatures occurring despite significantly higher atmospheric CO2 levels? Or is it the existence of the nonsensus?