8 thoughts on “BREAKING: an encouraging admission of lower climate sensitivity by a ‘hockey team’ scientist, along with new problems for the IPCC”

  1. “Damn right. To smoke tobacco in my country has become a “de facto” crime”

    heard last night that they me allowing smoking back in certain bars in Germany!!

  2. Janice: I appreciate your problem with tobacco smoke. When I was a smoker I always checked with people around me as to whether they minded me smoking. That is only good manners. Even in the days when nearly every man (not every woman) smoked, there were “smoking rooms” reserved for heavy smokers in clubs and restaurants, and there were non-smoking carriages on trains etc. Personally I STILL love the smell of good quality tobacco and cigars, so you see, we are all different. It is all about respect. Oh, by the way, the American Indians so respected tobacco that it was banned under punishment unless used under the regulations of traditional law.

  3. I don’t like cigarette smoke, and I despise the smells of a cigar. But I allowed a personal health issue (particulates are a problem for me) to get the better of my common sense, and didn’t realize that laws about smoking and smokers are simply part and parcel of government slowly eroding our liberties and freedoms. All of the health scares I have seen during my lifetime have been of the same type, based on nonsense research that is over-hyped by an obedient media and adhered to by a population that is over-eager to allow laws to “fix” something that is not broken. The road to heck is paved with good intentions, and many of us cheerfully went down that road.

  4. Damn right. To smoke tobacco in my country has become a “de facto” crime. Smokers are seen as criminals, even if they harm only themselves in a very slow process. Yet boozing is OK so long as you don’t upset the cops. And 80% of police work (including horrible auto accidents and domestic violence) is due to alcohol abuse!!! As Ralph Emerson said long ago: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

  5. The only reason that “climate change” continues to be a topic of concern by the progressives is that it never had anything to do with “saving the planet” — it’s all about taking power over the population and imposing “social justice.” Only a very few seem to get it.

  6. I used to hope that, as more and more evidence weighed against the CAGW theory and less weighed in its favor, it would be recognized as a mistake and people would advocate for smarter ideas. I seem to have hoped in vain, though. The “progressives” have latched onto this as a key way to manage everyone’s lives and too many voters continue to support them.
    “I told you so” is poor consolation for the economic losses the “progressives” have inflicted on all of us. The worst annoyance is how the poor, their chief victims, continue to lick the hands that slap them.

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