Fave-blogstress The Anchoress pinpoints this headline from the global-warming panic industry (courtesty of MSNBC):

“Earth warmest in at least 400 years, panel finds”

The Anchoress comments:

“Which begs the question…if we weren’t driving cars and flying planes and otherwise polluting the earth…why was the earth so freaking hot 400 years ago?”

And there’s this headline from the Associated Press, also noted by The Anchoress:

“Earth Hottest It’s Been in 2,000 Years”

So I ask: What was responsible for heating up our planet back then? Jesus? The passion of Antony and Cleopatra? The tiki torches at Nero’s garden parties?

But here are the actual findings by the scientists of the National Research Council:

“Their 155-page report said average global surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere rose about 1 degree F during the 20th century.”


Kind of gives new meaning to the phrase “greenhouse gas.”