The San Antonio Express-News led this morning with this gem:”The decisions we make today will determine whether summer temperatures rise in Texas by as much as 12 degrees by the end of the century or as little as 5 to 6 degrees, according to Texas Tech University atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe.”

After a roughly one-degree temperature rise over the last century, estimates of a five-to-12-degree warming over the next 100 years are far-fetched, particularly given the leveling off of temperatures since 1998, the falling of temperatures in 2007, and the inadequacy of the climate models upon which outlandish warming predictions are based.

Will cooler heads prevail, or will the alarmist rhetoric continue to rise?

– Drew Thornley