We don’t have to go over that, since even more scandals have come to light challenging the alleged proof that such a phenomenon was occurring. Many people still believe in MCGW, but they haven’t gotten the memo, or the 411, as some say.
Many people remember the 1970s, when global cooling was the big news for a brief time. Well, it could be back. We were delighted to read the following WSJ item yesterday:
Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, a stunning revelation that suggests the cosmos could be headed for a colder, bleaker future, nearly devoid of light.
In 1998, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess presented findings that overturned the conventional idea that the expansion was slowing 13.7 billion years after the big bang.
Their discovery raised a question: What is pushing the universe apart? Scientists have labeled it “dark energy,” but nobody knows what it is.
It’s “an enigma, perhaps the greatest in physics today,” the Nobel committee said.
What we love the most is the term “dark energy.” Wikipedia says: “The term “dark energy”… was coined by Michael Turner in 1998.” Also, the website which provided the illustration for this post is well worth a good long look.
This will fuel late-night radio shows for months, at least. And think how it will appeal to the gloom and doom crowd, like the ones doing “Occupy Wall Street.” It is tailor-made for the wacky Left, who are always on the lookout for a new crisis. We expect them to make full use of it.
Can’t wait for the new meme to take hold.