Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 6:49 AM EDT
Now that the globe has started cooling, global warming theory is evaporating faster than the water in a storage dam on a hot summer's day.
It is fascinating to observe the climate alarmists scrambling to adjust their theories. For the first time they are forced to acknowledge the role of variations in solar activity on global climate but they are still ignorant of the mechanism. Will this become an issue at COP17?
Footprints in the snow
In February 1999 I appeared before the 16 judges of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. I was an expert witness in a boundary dispute between two of our neighbouring countries regarding an island in the Chobe River in the Caprivi. Much to the amusement of the rest of the team my wife and I used to enjoy walking from the hotel to the ICJ in the falling snow. (It never snows here in Pretoria.)
If this climate change issue ever ends up in a court of law, the first question that the court will ask is where is the evidence? Courts worldwide consider that evidence should carry greater weight than theory.
[Purely as a matter of interest, I was informed that my PowerPoint presentation to the ICJ using a large rear view projection screen was the first in the Court's history. It went down very well.]
Reference PDF File:Alexander WJR. Science, history and the Kasikili Island dispute. August 1999. South African Journal of Science.
Commentary, 5 pp.
PDF File Download:Memo 14.11 Volcanoes and Global Cooling by David Bredenkamp and Will Alexander