Christopher Booker argues that 2008 will emerge as the year that the hysteria over man-made global warming began to wane. He points to three lines of evidence to support his thesis:
- Contrary to what the computer models predicted, temperatures worldwide were significantly cooler, cancelling much of the temperature rises from the 20th century.
- The unimpeachable “consensus of scientists” collapsed, as more and more reputable scientists spoke out against the politically correct position.
- The global economic collapse has exposed the truly frightening cost of trying to implement a campaign to reduce global warming — a cost that governments can no longer afford (if they ever could).
The anti-global warming campaign has never been anything other than a vehicle to allow environmentalists and leftist politicians to impose their radical schemes on an unsuspecting public.