There is a wonderful old idiom: None so blind as those who will not see. It is well illustrated by the UK Guardian’s environment correspondent, David Adam, when he writes: “The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is unlikely to have any significant impact on climate but has caused a small fall in carbon emissions, experts say.”

Which experts would those be, I wonder? And why would they not go on record? Could it be that they’re lying low after being caught falsifying evidence of anthropogenic climate change? That’s probably a pretty safe guess.

Speaking of which, I recently came across a scientific analysis of the whole leaked CRU email saga by a Dr John Costella. He sums it up quite succinctly in his intro:

“This is one of the darkest periods in the history of science. Those who love science, and all it stands for, will be pained by what they read below. However, the crisis is here, and cannot be avoided.”

Quite so. And while I must confess that I haven’t read the whole analysis, yet, I do plan to when I find some time between deadlines. I believe too that he has released it in PDF format – 149 pages worth.

But, back to the Icelandic volcanoes, the Guardian enviro-communist writes:

“A larger effect on the atmosphere, though still small in global terms, comes from the mass-grounding of European flights over the past few days. According to the Environmental Transport Association, by the end of today the flight ban will have prevented the emission of some 2.8m tonnes of carbon dioxide since the first flights were grounded.”

If you think it’s strange that there’s not even a passing reference to the economic impact of all those grounded flights, you;re not alone. Of course, I can see enviro-communists shedding crocodile tears over the almost $2 billion in lost revenue for the airline industry alone. But then again, this is, after all, a group of people who are actively campaigning for a return of the stone age.

None so blind…