Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Where cooler heads prevail

In reviewing the changes affecting consideration of climate change, Hayword opens his discussion with this excellent quote:
  • Is there really anything new to be said about climate change? Hasn't the issue become the public-policy equivalent of Groundhog Day, with the same arguments playing out in the same way every week? Perhaps there is. The weary and repetitive character of the climate-change debate is masking a number of fundamental changes now taking place that, 20 or 30 years from now, are likely to be recognized as the turning point on the issue. Despite the relentless media and advocacy-group frenzy, the case for catastrophic global warming is fraying around the edges.
    In true Groundhog Day fashion, weekly weather shifts are often portrayed through the media as evidence for climate change.  In a lovely reversal of circumstance, this year's Alpine ski season will not be cancelled as many predicted last year. 
    Reminds me of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen signing of Vermont snow on the train in White Christmas....