Ed Driscoll

The Discovery Channel Throws Warm Water on Thanksgiving

Gosh, who didn’t see this one coming? “Could Climate Change Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner?”

The BlogProfessor responds, umm, no:

There has been no global warming for the past 11 years. No ‘statistically significant’ warming since 1995 (abeith that doesn’t deter Obama’s EPA chief:EPA Chief Lisa Jackson: Fifteen Years With No Global Warming Doesn’t Mean There’s No Global Warming). Historical records indicate that it was far warmer in the past than it is now. In addition, humans are responsible for only 3% of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere, 97% being produced naturally mostly by the oceans and biodegrading vegetation. But FACTS don’t stop the alarmists. And no holiday is safe from fear-mongering, including today.

Naturally, the Discovery Channel article quotes a professor of “animal welfare physiology;” just offstage, if you listen carefully, you can hear H.L. Mencken laughing at the sheer — hopefully! — unintentional absurdity of it all.