Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 7:17 AM EST
Dear Archbishop Nichols
As the New Year breaks, from a vantage point South of the Equator, I look upon temperature maps North of the Tropic of Cancer, and behold a seemingly unbroken ocean of blue. From the Rockies to the Pamirs and on to Fuji-san, the hemisphere is in the grip of ice and snow. Indeed, as I write, in China so abundant is the precipitation that it is seen perhaps as the solution to prevailing widespread drought. Moreover, since your archbishopric is likewise in the thick of it, you will be dismayed to learn that any likelihood of significant respite throughout January and February is slender. And do not be tempted to draw comfort from anything predicted by the Met Office; certainly, my own sources are far more reliable and can be demonstrated to be so. Besides, its luminaries attribute freezing to global warming! Just crooks or stark barking mad?
Of course, contrasts between reality and expectations informed by pronouncements from the Hadley Centre are no longer startling, simply risibly predictable. To those who come to “Climate Change” with open eyes (not to mention open minds), it merely constitutes a trend - as unmistakeable as tracks in the snow, the cupidity and mendacity of politicians, the poltroonery of establishment scientists and their journalistic lapdogs or the catastrophist phantasmagoria of anthropogenic global warming pseudo-environmentalists. Furthermore, the perception is strengthened to the point of absolute confirmation by the predictions of dissenting mavericks. These renegades, unashamed in the face of understandable vexation and vilification from practitioners of orthodox purity, obdurately persist in pursuing rigorous, replicable science. This, naturally, is an outrage, which one would not hesitate to condemn save for one small but inconvenient circumstance. They make a furtive and disreputable virtue of repeatedly being right!
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