Take the extremely harsh, cold winter weather we're having, and add to that an exaggerated UN climate report, a scandalous information breach at East Anglia's climate research center, and the revealing flap over Superfreakonomics... and what you have is a cooling of public opinion over global warming. (Did you like that pun? There's more where that came from.)
Related news: PSNH power outage puts thousands out of power in the very libertarian state of New Hampshire today, as a fierce winter storm pounded New England.
What's a climate skeptic to do at such a perfect time? Laugh. Laugh really, really hard at how silly the climate change alarmists look. And post lots and lots of pictures of women in their bikinis enjoying all the "global warming" we've been getting, global warming beach party-style. (Yes, this is my libertarian, global warming skeptic homage to Stacy McCain's Rule 5).
(To view the sources for any of these photos of lovely ladies enjoying all this "global warming" in their bikinis, simply click on the images.)
I am not an animal rights activist myself, but I do love the "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaign. I like that it makes the point cleverly, humorously, and peacefully. You've got to hand it to them as good marketers. Global warming realists should use this same strategy. I'd love to see a campaign with pictures like this and captions like "Still waiting for that warming catastrophe..."
Speaking of which, have you heard of LOLA? It's the Ladies of Liberty Alliance. They sell awesome calendars and they organize like crazy to turn out libertarian activists to important events, spread and defend the libertarian platform, and do some solid community service (like sending care packages to the troops).
And I know, I know: climate and weather aren't the same thing. Cold weather doesn't prove the climate isn't warming. Outliers don't mean there isn't a warming trend. It's not just warming, it's climate change- more extreme weather of all kinds. Yeah- and we've always been at war with East Asia, right?
I also dare you to look me in the eye with a straight face and say that if we had an unseasonably sweltering winter, that warmists wouldn't be touting it constantly as they argued for an oppressive global carbon regulatory scheme. We both know they would be.
Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to go barbecue some hot dogs in shorts and flip flops. Peace!