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Thanks to Rael Isaac, author of Roosters of the Apocalypse, for her Saturday piece in The American Thinker, which does a fine job defending us against Andrew Revkin’s latest effort to wish us into irrelevance.
Rael and I differ on whether the global warming movement is in its “churning wave” or “receding wave” stage. I think it has already receded on many fronts, including public opinion and political influence, but Rael notes that it retains control of all the institutions it captured during its “breaking wave” period.
On this particular essay, I would differ with Rael only on two smallish points:
(a) Revkin was mostly irrelevant when he was writing for the real New York Times, and is practically invisible now, so is hardly worth debating, and;
(b) we have played and continue to play much bigger roles in the defeat of cap and trade policies in the U.S. and abroad and the defeat and repeal of renewable energy portfolio laws than either Revkin or Isaac know… and that’s probably as it should be.
Read all of Rael’s piece here. And watch her appearance last week on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report below: