Saturday, February 13, 2010

Blizzards heat up warming debate

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In Washington, even a snowstorm is a political event. The record snowstorms that have blanketed the capital and shut down cities across the Mid-Atlantic have already sparked a new round of sparring between supporters and skeptics in the global-warming debate.

Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and a global warming skeptic, acknowledged that one weather event is not enough to prove or disprove the climate-change thesis, but noted that "global-warming alarmists" tend to take any severe-weather incident - heat waves, cold snaps, droughts and floods - as evidence supporting their position.

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But CEI's Mr. Ebell said the recent incidents had contributed to a large loss of credibility for the global-warming theory.

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temperatures 1400 to 1900+

 Certainly, it looks like that, right? Now, stretch out that timeline (e.g., "more context, Scotty!"):

temperature history 800 to 1900
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