We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If Al Gore would just shut up, the CO2 level on this earth would drop considerably. More seriously, the CO2 level has never been implicated in the swings toward and away from global warming. The Medieval Warming period took place a loong time before the present day [900 A.D. - 1200 A.D.]. There were lots fewer folks on earth then, about one per square mile in England, and absolutely no high polluting factories anywhere. The inept "scientists" who were responsible for the first computer projections on future climate changes just "forgot" to factor in the Medieval Warming Period. OOPSIE. The old slogan from the early days of modern computing fits here.
Garbage in. garbage out. Take a chill pill Al. You've become as irrelevant as John ["I spent four months in Vietnam"] Kerry.
There's nothing so sad as a discredited politician.
They are in cahoots with the government, so what else can we expect? They're not going to "factor in" anything that makes sense. They wanted gobal warming to exist, so they made it up with their own facts.
Marianne Matthews: You are good, damn good. Thank you for an excellent post.
Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas
The temperature trends in our instrument record are varied enough and slight enough that I place the same credulity in an imminent ice age that I do in an imminent destructive warm period -- very little.