The “Tell” of the Climateers

Wave your arms all you want Connie, it won't help.

Poker players (and movie fans of poker game scenes, like the rebooted James Bond in Casino Royale) know well the legend of how poker players betray their hand with a “tell.”

I think I’ve spotted the “tell” of the climate campaign knowing that the end is near (for their energy-suppression crusade–not the planet).  It comes from European Climate commissioner (who knew they had such a post?) Connie Hedegaard, who told the Daily Telegraph yesterday:

“Let’s say that science, some decades from now, said ‘we were wrong, it was not about climate’, would it not in any case have been good to do many of things you have to do in order to combat climate change?.”

This is the “tell” of someone holding a very bad hand.  Strike “some decades from now” and you have it about right.  I give it to the end of this month, when the next IPCC climate science report comes out.  (By the way, the answer to her question is “No.”)

While we’re here, don’t miss Ross McKitrick’s article today in the Financial Post about the next IPCC report.  He explains lucidly why the chart below, taken from the next report, represents the death-knell of climate alarmism.

PAUL adds: Hedegaard’s “let’s say we’re wrong” argument is the one that John McCain used to make (and maybe still does) in the climate control debate. In McCain’s case, the argument is the “tell” of superficial thinking.