Here is a thorough critique of the mythology behind global warming alarmism. It is really must reading in its entirety, but several of the most interesting passages are clipped for your education.

Read Global Warming: Not the End of the World as We Know It.

“A warmer climate helps promote species diversity,” says Munich zoologist Josef Reichholf.

“Unfortunately many scientists see themselves too much as priests whose job it is to preach moralistic sermons to people,” said Hans von Storch, 57, a prominent climate researcher who is director of the Institute for Coastal Research at the GKSS Research Center in Geesthacht in northern Germany.

The more paleontologists and geologists study the history of the earth’s climate, the more clearly do they recognize just how much temperatures have fluctuated in both directions in the past. Even major fluctuations appear to be completely natural phenomena.

Also, more detailed simulations have allowed climate researchers to paint a considerably less dire picture than in the past — gone is the talk of giant storms, the melting of the Antarctic ice shield and flooding of major cities. “According to our computer model, neither the number nor intensity of storms is increasing,” says Jochem Marotzke, director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, one of the world’s leading climate research centers.

Improved regionalized models also show that climate change can bring not only drawbacks, but also significant benefits, especially in northern regions of the world where it has been too cold and uncomfortable for human activity to flourish in the past. However it is still a taboo to express this idea in public.

For example, countries like Canada and Russia can look forward to better harvests and a blossoming tourism industry, and the only distress the Scandinavians will face is the guilty conscience that could come with benefiting from global warming.

The medical benefits of higher average temperatures have also been ignored. According to Richard Tol, an environmental economist, “warming temperatures will mean that in 2050 there will be about 40,000 fewer deaths in Germany attributable to cold-related illnesses like the flu.”

it quickly became apparent that the horrific tale of a melting South Pole was nothing but fiction. The average temperature in the Antarctic is -30 degrees Celsius. Humanity cannot possibly burn enough oil and coal to melt this giant block of ice. On the contrary, current climate models suggest that the Antarctic will even increase in mass.