Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Keep Telling You It's Complicated

Temperature increases have led to a greener Sahara Desert. Vegetation there has been increasing for 20 years now. What does increased vegetation do? It removes more CO2 from the atmosphere. And this isn't an isolated phenomenon. But the computer climate models on which we are supposed to base the future of our economy can't even agree on whether desert greening will occur. Want to bet on whether their projections regarding its effects on atmospheric CO2 are accurate?

But don't worry, the Democratic party still has sound science to justify the Cap-and-Trade fiasco. Debbie Stabenow feels it when she's flying.