Joe Bast, meteorologist:
[…]Anyone see any linkage between CO2 and temperatures?
Why would the increase of one molecule of CO2 out of every 10,000 molecules of air over a 100-year period suddenly pick now, at 400 ppm, to overcome the sun, oceans, stochastic events and the design of the system, including the physical properties of CO2 in relation to the other greenhouse gases, of which it’s only 1%?
The answer below I think makes as much sense as the explanations I am seeing out there:
Could it be there is a CO2 fairy waving its magic wand? While CO2 has little to do with actual weather and climate, as shown by past events, both recent and in the geological time scale, apparently it can affect people who believe it does.
It affects their pockets the most.
In Papua New Guinea, they had a ‘Cargo Cult”, where villagers waited for planes to drop valuables to them, in Australia, it has been called ‘Toyota Dreaming’, but with the CO2 warming cultists, it’s ‘Windmill wands’, the CO2 fairy kind. (via Greenie Watch)
The full report at the link.