Lawrence Solomon on the failure of global-warming alarmists to rally the public

(March 11, 2013) The Wall Street Journal’s Notable & Quotable section highlights Lawrence Solomon’s column for the Financial Post on global warming and the barometer of public opinion.

The following appeared in the March 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal’s Notable & Quotable section:

Environmentalist Lawrence Solomon writing in Canada’s Financial Post, Feb. 7 :

Our thermometers simply haven’t been rising. According to a study last
month by NASA’s James Hansen, Al Gore’s mentor, temperatures have been
“flat for the past decade.” According to the U.K.’s Meteorological
Office, every bit Al Gore’s equal in alarmism, the temperature
standstill has lasted 15 years and, its revised models say, may extend
to 20. No wonder public opinion hasn’t rallied to the alarmist cause.

For governments to muster the courage they need to impose carbon taxes
or other unpopular measures, public opinion will need to swing
dramatically to boost the number who worry that global warming
threatens the planet. . . .

But what is the chance of that, when temperatures have risen only
about one-half of 1C in each of the previous three centuries, and not
at all so far in the 21st century? Alarmists will need to somehow up
their game if they are to make progress in scaring the public into
action.

A version of this article appeared March 11, 2013, on page A17 in the
U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Notable &
Quotable.

Read the full article by Lawrence Solomon here.

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