Madame Polisztra sees all.........
Madame Polisztra can spot this one coming without even tuning up her crystal ball for peak performance.
A speech by Hillary today included the flat statement "We can stop global warming."
That's a pretty audacious marker to lay down, and Hillary will
get the credit for it when it happens. Why? Because most of the curves indicate that the peak of temperature has already been passed. Temperatures will soon begin to drop noticeably. And Hillary, with the Clinton luck, will be in office when the turnaround begins to show.
It won't matter if she does anything concrete. Since CO2 is the result
of warming, not the cause
, no change in our emissions will make the slightest difference, and even the folks who claim otherwise have acknowledged that the Kyoto destruction of Western civilization would make only an imperceptible difference in their apocalyptic prophecies.
Anyway, concrete action isn't the point. For the Gaia worshippers, as with most fundamentalist religions, reciting the creed or formula is the main point. And Hillary has recited the creed of the Earth Goddess often, loudly, and convincingly.
Overall, it will be a neat trick, a classic piece of medicine-show magic disguised as science. Tell the unwashed masses that you can control light and darkness; wait for an eclipse; wave your arms and shout "Kyoto! Kyoto! Kyoto!", and then you have the masses eating out of your hand when the sun mysteriously disappears.
The classic trick worked, of course, because the High Priests had access to accurate astronomy, while the dumb masses couldn't read. Same here. The real curves of temperature and solar activity are available, and a few genuine scientists are speaking the truth, but the fools who get their info from TV are subjected to a 24-hour pounding of constant falsehood and fear. They are perfectly conditioned to treat the truth as craziness when they encounter it.