The Hockey Stick was not wrong. It was the product of a lie, and some sly manipulation. What it implied was wrong; there is warming. The extent and source of this apparent warming is being "managed" by those with personal motives and investments, and their toadies.
The ultimate frustration is that since it is supposedly "Science Based" it is getting away with social/Political Murder.
On the gravy train are bufffoons who could not sell insurance, or heat to eskimoes.
The public does not cotton well to a busted "sales Pitch". As the Warmists get more desperate, Science takes a bruising, and legitimate progress on important fronts are blunted, and ignored.
I would not mind another half/one degree in another 100 years, and frankly would prefer it in the next year or two.
We are paying an exorbitant, obscene price for the waste and yammering from the likes of Gore, Chaudry, Mann, et al. We all have better things to do. The worst wound may be the political "climate" created by this pond scum, this adversarial attack on the collective good.
Disclaimer: I am from California, and love warm weather. I could not promise I would not join Gore, had he made a case instead for Carbon producing a climate of reduced Temperature. Frankly, it makes more sense, given the last decade of cooling here.
If I didn't know better I'd think there was a climate change conference happening soon.
The Guardian are rallying the troops.
World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns
Any fossil fuel infrastructure built in the next five years will cause irreversible climate change, according to the IEA
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating dangerous climate change will be "lost for ever", according to the most thorough analysis yet of world energy infrastructure.
The upside is that if we wait five years, these morons will have declared themselves irrelevant. They have inadvertantly short timed their relevance. Will they then leave? Of course not, this is a laughable tactic.
Now have your mates at Socialist International start sending up some of your wealth to Thailand to combat the floods you caused through all your global warming activities like leaving your telly standby light on all day. I'm buggered if I'm gonna pay anything, so you may as well instead. I'm sure that your credit is good - Yumlick Shinawatra accepts VISA.
Dunno rh - up here we got Yumlick and you got Joolya.
Yumlick would get more than her share of us anxious saliva droolers who'd donate anything towards any Bangkok Flood Relief fund she set up if she would give 10 minutes for each US$100 donation. I don't think Joolya wouldnt've cut a brass razoo for any Queensland fund along similar lines (except for the odd curious sniff from a pack of Canberra street dogs).
Curious as to the 5 year statement. I wonder if they are trying to force their agenda during the (hopefully) last year of the lot in DC. A perceived addition to the ever lessening pool of Obama voters perhaps.
So, Re-entry believes implicitily what he reads in the press and on the BBC so it must be right.
Sciolistes has read the same stuff and it raises queries in an enquiring mind, he delves deeper and finds stuff to counter the Gore perceived wisdom so it must be right.
Result - entrenched positions = hamsterwheel.
Nothing to see here, move along now.
But wait, there's more.....
Re-entry did do a bit of delving and came up with some stunning "now answer that if you can" stuff written by:
About the author Skeptical Science is maintained by John Cook, the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. He studied physics at the University of Queensland, Australia. After graduating, he majored in solar physics in his post-grad honours year. He is not a climate scientist
But, he's a scientist so he must be on the button right? No??