“A lot of people, including some of the folks who were screaming the loudest about global warming a few years ago, are really starting to quiet down, and some are changing their views,” said Thomas, who isn’t taking a firm stance on global warming just yet. “The numbers just aren’t doing what they thought they would and it’s changing some views.”
But wait, what about Al Gore and the Oscar-winning documentary and all the scientists screaming about carbon emissions?
None of them are necessarily wrong just yet — and they could prove to be right, ultimately — but there have been a couple of misses.
“That whole ‘hockey stick’ model that was one of the key components of the global warming theory, that isn’t happening,” said McDonald, who believes in global warming but isn’t so sure it’s caused by man. “That chart showed averages temperatures as pretty steady for a long period of time and then it shot up over the next several years, making the chart look like a hockey stick.”
What does that mean? Who knows?
“(Global warming is) even murkier now than it was before — and it was plenty murky five or so years ago,” Thomas said. “There has been a lot of data that people just weren’t expecting. There’s even been some evidence of global cooling presented, if you can believe that.”