Because he's now, in his latest syndicated column, switched his smoke and mirrors to global warning. Specifically, he's calling Al Gore a "scaremonger" for his new movie, "An Inconvenient Truth."
Jonah does admit global warming is happening. But, he downplays its severity through several tactics. One is through trying to play the old "balance" game by trotting out global warming-skeptic climatologists. That's when he talks about 60 climatologists writing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Another, an oldie but a goodie, is talking about the temperature change of 1-2 degrees with the insinuation that's degrees Fahrenheit instead of degrees Celsuis, twice as much. So, here's what I e-mailed the schmuck:
First, Harper is the leader of Canada's Conservatives. By inserting strongly right-wing conservative evangelicals into positions in Ottawa where their anti-scientific "faith-based" stances have oversight over Canadian science policy, he's already shown his true colors. He doesn't need to learn much from Shruub.
And BFD about the 60 climatologists anyway, Jonah. I suppose Bjorn Lonmborg has 59 climatologist friends he was able to round up to pretend that global warming is no big deal.
And, in case you missed it, the case for global warming is actually worse — WORSE — than we once thought, as we now know smog particulates have partially offset warming in the past 50 years. But, cleaner fuels, factories and power plants are removing more particulates and reducing that offset.
As for the change, even MORE CONSERVATIVE climatologists say 1-2 degrees CELSIUS change over the current century.
Way to NOT TRANSLATE THAT into 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit. Example No. 972 of your intellectual dishonesty on this issue.
Update, April 26:
As evidence of the Bushism of Harper’s Conservative government, I now present the proof-bearing pudding. The Conservatives want to join BushCo’s “Kyoto-lite” climate group.
Canada's new Conservative government, which is openly skeptical about the Kyoto climate change protocol, said on Tuesday it backs a breakaway group of six nations that favor a voluntary approach to cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.
Environmentalists said the comments about the partnership — which is being heavily promoted by Washington — show the Canadian government is not serious about tackling climate change.