John we usually have great discussions and they are always civil!
But on this post I have to disagree.
I removed your name from the originally posted tags as I am using your post as my bully pulpit
for a moment... You have summed up so many others arguements in one place
so well, that this is not aimed at you specifically but everybody generally.
Do you have an agenda...yes....
Do I have an agenda...absolutely...
Big Oil...of course...
The Green energy crowd...You bet...
Everybody has an agenda......However most people do not advertise or disclose it.
Doc has an agenda...Sure... But to his credit, he has disclosed it in his many posts.
The slice of the Earth that they call home may be their whole world. But is still only a tiny sliver of the planet as a whole... And we are discussing global, not regional warming.
It is my interpretation is that the articles and graphs he posts make these claims; he just uses them to continue making his point.
Isn't that a bit harsh.... The fact that Doc has a stance on the issue is no different from everybody else. The fact that he brings so much info to the table however is different from most everybody else.
I find that most of the time those with whom differing ideas, facts, data or theories
no matter what they are; or whose point they are trying to make; is a running joke....
Are generally the same folks who do not, can not, or will not agree with anothers position no matter how much info they bring to the discussion. Our emotions and pre-conceived notions do die hard.
While I could be wrong, but as far as I know Doc has never actually stated that there was no global warming...Just that it was:
A. Not significantly effected by human activity.
B. That it is not nearly as serious an issue as the Eco/En Viromentalist, Green energy crowd would have us believe.
C. A historically recurring issue of the Earth.