Climate Change Theory proponents were quick to note that CO2 levels have been rising unabated during this period, and the theory predicts excess amounts of this pollutant would draw heat out of the atmosphere and into outer space, cooling the planet. As the graph above shows, the earth's temperature temporarily warmed during the last decade, thanks largely to the after effects of the pro-environment policies of US President Bill Clinton. But, after years of neglect by his successor, George Bush, the planet began to cool again. The emergence of environmental champion Barack Obama helped to reverse that trend briefly, but the bias to cooling once again resumed after the US congress was hijacked in 2010 by anti-science religious zealots.
Climate scientists took issue with deniers' claims that they had predicted planetary warming, noting that the theory specifically predicts Climate Change. "Look, if the earth's termperature goes up or if it goes down, that's a change and that's what we have been predicting!", said Michael Mann, lead climate researcher and professor of settled science at Penn State. "I mean, if the temperature stayed the same for 15 years, we would be wrong and I would be the first one to admit it. But I'm never wrong. My grant depends on it."
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) immediately jumped upon the findings, demanding that rich countries immediately begin shipping blankets, warm clothes, heat-generating devices like Mercedes Benzes and flat-screen TVs, etc, to poor countries to try and alleviate the effects of the global temperature drop on these nations. UN Secretary General Shute Da Moon proposed a new global conference to discuss the new findings and possible solutions, to be held in a warm place like Hawaii so as to avoid the deleterious effects of the climate changes on the delegates. "A lot of warm food, like from luaus, and warming alcoholic drinks should help us stay warm, too!" said one eager delegate. "Don't forget hookahs" said another, undoubtedly referring to Middle Eastern water pipes.
The world's preeminent climate scientist, Al Gore, commented on the findings saying he was satisfied
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