It is an amazing evolution. First they say that no global warming exists, that the issue must be ignored. Then they ridicule concerns about global warming. Then they fight the science with all political and industrial means. Then they say that global warming exists, but it is not human fault. Then they say our civilization does warm the planet, but now the warming is so strong that we can’t do anything against. Guess what they say now?
You know Mr Patrick Michaels, the Professor Climatologist of the Cato Institute, right? Together with Bjorn Lomborg and MIT’s Richard Lindzen, he is one of the most influential climate change skeptics.
Two months ago, the next day after Katrina hit New Orleans, Patrick Michaels said this:
Two highest category hurricanes in two months later, the conservative NRO website has an article discussing feasibility of controlling hurricanes. They asked Michaels for a judgment as well. (Emphasis mine)
No kidding. From “we can’t do anything” to “we can do anything we want” in two blinks. “Anybody who has thought about this” knows, Michaels realized last week. “It’s time to debate“, global warming as well?! Could we really develop that climate technology, or not quite that easily? Or perhaps genuine respect for Mother Nature is the best technology we can have?
P.S. Kudos to Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.“
P.P.S. Crossposted at European Tribune and DailyKos.