But at least the firmly in the Obama tank Politico reported on it. It’s a start. There is a growing consensus that there is no consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Climate change skeptics on Capitol Hill are quietly watching a growing accumulation of global cooling science and other findings that could signal that the science behind global warming may still be too shaky to warrant cap-and-trade legislation.
While the new Obama administration promises aggressive, forward-thinking environmental policies, Weather Channel co-founder Joseph D’Aleo and other scientists are organizing lobbying efforts to take aim at the cap-and-trade bill that Democrats plan to unveil in January.
So far, members of Congress have not been keen to publicly back the global cooling theory. But both senators from Oklahoma, Republicans Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe, have often expressed doubts about how much of a role man-made emissions play.
“We want the debate to be about science, not fear and hypocrisy. We hope next year’s wave of new politics means a return to science,” said Coburn aide John Hart. “It’s the old kind of politics that doesn’t consider any dissenting opinions.”
The global cooling lobby’s challenge is enormous. Next year could be the unfriendliest yet for climate skeptics. Already, House Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) has lost his gavel, in part because his peers felt he was less than serious about tackling global warming.
Dingell lost his job because he kept pointing out how expensive it would be to meet the AGW fanatic agenda. Losing his gavel does not change that fact, cap and trade will be a brutal blow to an already faltering American economy. (Not to mention that the stripping of the chairmanship may well turn Dingell to vote against the extremist agenda.)
We have already seen temperatures as far south as Florida plummet into the 20’s this year. I know there are a lot of politicians heavily invested in AGW – but they might be hearing a thing or two from their constituencies if they vote for cap and trade when the economy is already on the rocks – and the winter is brutal.