Not just a river

Disco. Inst. head Bruce Chapman takes a dip in denial. Global warming isn’t an issue, he seems to believe, because:

We’re having the coldest winter, er, spring in 100 years in the great Northwest. There’s new snow in the mountain passes and even freak frosty flecks in Seattle’s hilliy suburbs.

Meanwhile, the Arctic is melting at least as fast, if not faster than, last year:


As for Chapman’s claim that “while mean world temperatures have fluctuated yearly, in the past ten years, overall, they’ve gone nowhere,” I must insist: Sadly, No!

The red line is a 5 year moving average, which smoothes out anomalous years, and shows the stark rise in temperature over the last decade.

One of these days, I have to write up a paper on the convergence of creationism and global warming denialism.


  1. #1 C. David Parsons
    June 12, 2008

    Global warming charts are manufactured by obstructionists of the truth. There is no global warming on the planetary level.


    The reason is elementary: the Discovery Institute and other ID proponents leave out the Triune God, Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Hence, Richard Dawkins can make the case for “aliens” seeding the earth.

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  2. #2 RBH
    June 12, 2008

    Don’t forget Phil Johnson and Jonnie Wells, both of whom signed an HIV->AIDS denial list that I’ve lost track of.

  3. #3 Davis
    June 13, 2008

    His foolishness can be partly explained by the fact that once you’ve lived in the Northwest long enough, you begin to operate under the illusion that this is the entire world.

  4. #4 Joshua Zelinsky
    June 13, 2008

    Can people please stop using the phrase “not just a river” – it is based off of an old pun that was stupid the day it was born.

  5. #5 Josh Rosenau
    June 13, 2008

    Mr. Parsons: Clearly, the data are simply biased against you. Whatever can you do, other than ignore them?

  6. #6 Joseph
    June 13, 2008

    The author Profile
    states in part:
    Joshua Rosenau spends his days defending the teaching of evolution…The opinions expressed here are his own,… Indeed, older posts may no longer reflect his own official position.”

    This reminds me of the Bible verse:
    “always learning
    but never able to acknowledge the truth.
    2 Timothy 3:7

  7. #7 OriGuy
    June 16, 2008

    I had to wear a jacket in June, therefore evolution is a lie.