This post stands in place of the fifth chapter of a paper that I wrote three years ago as a critique of the science and politics behind the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) thesis. The paper was peer-reviewed but never published. The predictions that I made in this paper have been universally borne out.
I am leaving this chapter out as it was produced by one of my colleagues, and was subsequently published as an internal study in the agency in which he works. While the paper is excellent, as an internal study, the document is regrettably not available on-line. Some of the arguments advanced in that chapter, however, are similar to those made in the subsection entitled "Threats and Challenges: The Politics of Focus", beginning on page 85 of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the bombing of Air India Flight 182. Anyone who is interested in understanding why "global warming" (much less "climate change") is not a "threat" under any meaningful definition of the word - or for that matter, anyone interested in understanding how genuine threats ought properly to be assessed in a national security context - is advised to take a long look at this article.