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.
Actually, the analysis of articles on climate change were broken down into two groups: those that expressed any mild or strong opinion on the role of man ( 35% ) and those that did not. 97% of those 35% of all articles blamed man. Thus the real headline should read "33% of published climate scientists believed that man is responsible to a greater or lesser extent in causing climate change."
"... make good climate policy ..."? Really? Like we're gonna change weather and alter the seasons? Best "climate policy" I have heard about is the Hands Off Policy. When it's cold put on a sweater, when it's hot open a window. Otherwise just sit around all frustrated and feeling impotent because there is a thing that we cannot change.
Um, lemme see now, there's this prayer comes to mind. For all you atheist readers, pretend it is a Druid mantra:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Niebuhr had more to say on this but let's keep it simple.
So scientists whose pay and career depend on government grants to study global warming have found. . . wait fot it. . . global warming! But the inconvenient halt in global warming over the last 19 years is difficult to explain so NASA and other government agencies have actively "adjusted" historical temperature records which conveniently make it appear that it was colder in the past and warmer today. This new way of creating data when the real data doesn't support your theories has worked perfectly in that it has erased the much warmer period in the 30's and corrected the lack of warming in the last two decades. Then as though there was a conspiracy (bwahahahaha) the media reports the new data and ignores the changes made to the old data that gave us this new data. This is what we call a crisis so important that we all must pay more taxes, cede our government to the UN, give up our cars and heating and, oh yeah, while living in a cave and shivering in the cold darkness there will be no food either. It all sounds so incredible that so many gullible people exist in a country where presumably the truth is available to everyone. Today for anyone to still believe the popular global warming myth requires either extrodinary naivete, complete ignorance or willful denial. There are no longer any intelligent, honest, informed people who believe the Gore, Mann, East Anglia, AGW propaganda.