Continued from page 1

Citing temperature charts, he points out that while Greenland has been “warming since the 1880s,” temperature averages since 1955 have actually been “colder” than the period between 1881 and 1955. In fact, one study concludes that Greenland “was as warm or warmer in the 1930s and 40s, and the rate of warming from 1920-1930 was about 50 percent higher than the warming from 1995-2005.”

Which could mean?

“New data is revealing what may perhaps be the ultimate inconvenient truth for climate doomsayers: Global warming stopped in 1998,” speculates Mr. Morano, reminding us that Greenland is “the land the Vikings once farmed during the Medieval Warm Period.”

(No wonder, The Washington Post reported last month, that some of Greenland’s residents are “cheering” whatever warming comes their way. “I can keep the sheep out two weeks longer to feed in hills in the autumn. And I can grow more hay. The sheep get fatter,” said one resident.)

Mr. Morano says senators and staff viewed Greenland and its “majestic giant glaciers and icebergs” via helicopter, boat and on foot.

Wordsmith please

Hats off to Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, for introducing the Whistleblower Recovery Act of 2007, which seeks to more clearly define a federal “whistleblower” — or so we think.

“To correct this narrow interpretation,” says the congressman, “this bill would make it clear that potential whistleblowers can include those who divulge knowledge of an alleged wrongdoing — even though such a whistleblower may not have had knowledge of the direct way in which the wrongdoing progressed — as long as the whistleblower disclosed the allegation and that the wrongdoing would not have been discovered and fines assessed were it not for the disclosure of the whistleblower.”

John McCaslin can be reached at 202/636-3284 or jmccaslin @washington