The sight of confused and angry travelers stuck in airports across Europe because of an arctic freeze that has settled across the continent isn't funny. Sadly, they've been told for more than a decade now that such a thing was an impossibility — that global warming was inevitable, and couldn't be reversed.
This is a big problem for those who see human-caused global warming as an irreversible result of the Industrial Revolution's reliance on carbon-based fuels. Based on global warming theory — and according to official weather forecasts made earlier in the year — this winter should be warm and dry. It's anything but. Ice and snow cover vast parts of both Europe and North America, in one of the coldest Decembers in history.
A cautionary tale? You bet. Prognosticators who wrote the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, global warming report in 2007 predicted an inevitable, century-long rise in global temperatures of two degrees or more. Only higher temperatures were foreseen. Moderate or even lower temperatures, as we're experiencing now, weren't even listed as a possibility.What's not changing like the weather? Statist policies to curb "climate change" and industrial policies to create "green" jobs. From Europe to North America to parts of Asia, the fix is in -- no matter current experience, no matter contrary data, and apparently no matter the fiscal consequences. Bankrupt nation-states are plunging headlong into staggering malinvestments in electric car charging infrastrucuture, exorbitant rail projects, and alternative-fuel subsidies, all in fanatical obedience to a false god.