Sunday, February 28th 2010, 12:51 PM EST
A Total Waste Of Hot Air
For the past 20 years or so, we have been bombarded with an endless series of stories about climate change and how, if we don't unplug our television sets at night, out grandchildren will be burned to a crisp in 1,000-degree summers.
But despite the onslaught fewer then half the population ever believed in man-made global warming.
And now, following revelations that much of the "research" was made up, the number of believers has fallen to just 26 per cent.
You'd imagine then, it would be time for the scientist to shut up shop and work on something a bit more important - like - space travel, or a cure for the cold.
But no, an international group of experts has been employed - at our expense - to spend the next three years analysing temperature records over the past 150 years to see what's what.
What's the point of that? The Met Office says they will ultimately conclude that man is causing global warming and we'll be back to square one.
There's another point, though. The planet is 4,500 million years old. So looking at its health for the past 150 years is pointless.
You may as well try to work out how well a 45-year-old man is by examining his behavioral patterns over the last two seconds.