I have never been more proud…

To be a Japanese scientist:

Japanese scientists have made a dramatic break with the UN and Western-backed hypothesis of climate change in a new report from its Energy Commission. Three of the five researchers disagree with the UN’s IPCC view that recent warming is primarily the consequence of man-made industrial emissions of greenhouse gases. Remarkably, the subtle and nuanced language typical in such reports has been set aside.

One of the five contributors compares computer climate modelling to ancient astrology. Others castigate the paucity of the US ground temperature data set used to support the hypothesis, and declare that the unambiguous warming trend from the mid-part of the 20th Century has ceased.

Is it too soon for me to call this one for the skeptics yet? Yeah, probably. Anyhow, I’m still enjoying my victory lap for the housing deal, as today’s press release from NAR will serve nicely to demonstrate: The median sales price in January plunged to $170,300, down 14.8 percent from $199,800 a year earlier. Yeah, I was a month early, (or, if you prefer, off by $400), but I do believe 170 meets the description of “$175k or less….”

Now, let’s refresh our memory of those “scientists” who are certain that one has to be wholly ignorant of “science” to doubt the “established fact” of anthropogenic global warmingclimate change. And what an amazing coincidence it is that so many AGW/CC cultists show precisely the same attitude toward those who express skepticism about another, equally dubious, branch of “science”.

“Dark Fossils and Dark Species… Dark Fossils and Dark Species…. Our two explanations are Dark Fossils and Dark Species… and vast quantities of time…. Our three explanations are Dark Fossils, and Dark Species, and vast quantities of time… and an almost fanatical devotion to Charles Darwin…. Our four…no… Amongst our explanations are such elements as Dark Fossils, Dark Species…. I’ll come in again.”