Consider this posted by Marc Morano, On Senator Inhofe’s Environment and Publicworks Committee Press Blog, not that the press ever reads it and reports on what they find there, as the facts do not support the main stream press global warming scare mongers template.
Washington DC – An abundance of new peer-reviewed studies, analysis, and data error discoveries in the last several months has prompted scientists to declare that fear of catastrophic man-made global warming “bites the dust” and the scientific underpinnings for alarm may be “falling apart.” The latest study to cast doubt on climate fears finds that even a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide would not have the previously predicted dire impacts on global temperatures. This new study is not unique, as a host of recent peer-reviewed studies have cast a chill on global warming fears. “Anthropogenic (man-made) global warming bites the dust,” declared astronomer Dr. Ian Wilson after reviewing the new study which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Another scientist said the peer-reviewed study overturned “in one fell swoop” the climate fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore.
The study entitled “Heat Capacity, Time Constant, and Sensitivity of Earth’s Climate System,” was authored by Brookhaven National Lab scientist Stephen Schwartz. “Effectively, this (new study) means that the global economy will spend trillions of dollars trying to avoid a warming of ~ 1.0 K by 2100 A.D.” Dr. Wilson wrote in a note to the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on August 19, 2007. Wilson, a former operations astronomer at the Hubble Space Telescope Institute in Baltimore MD, was referring to the trillions of dollars that would be spent under such international global warming treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. “Previously, I have indicated that the widely accepted values for temperature increase associated with a doubling of CO2 were far too high i.e. 2 – 4.5 Kelvin. This new peer-reviewed paper claims a value of 1.1 +/- 0.5 K increase for a doubling of CO2,” he added.
You will find a link to the whole post here. Near the middle of his post Morano discusses the work that Anthony Watts and his team of volunteers are accomplishing, mainly making NASA and the GISS scare mongers nervious. Numerous U.S. temperature collection data errors exposed by team of researchers led by Meteorologist Anthony Watts in 2007
“The (U.S.) National Climate Data Center (NCDC) is in the middle of a scandal. Their global observing network, the heart and soul of surface weather measurement, is a disaster. Urbanization has placed many sites in unsuitable locations — on hot black asphalt, next to trash burn barrels, beside heat exhaust vents, even attached to hot chimneys and above outdoor grills! The data and approach taken by many global warming alarmists is seriously flawed. If the global data were properly adjusted for urbanization and station siting, and land use change issues were addressed, what would emerge is a cyclical pattern of rises and falls with much less of any background trend,” Meteorologist Joseph Conklin wrote in an August 10, 2007 blog post.
Update: George requested some links to blogs claiming the debate is over in his comment below.
Real Climate and Rabbit Run are run by some folks from NASA have lead the challenge against the skeptics. The folks at the Grist are true believers, you can find samples here. The closed minds at the Open Mind have made up their mind the debate is over. But, be warned these folks are less than honest, they will not allow posts on their blogs that go against their religious preferences - man is the cause of global warming, and we are all doomed unless we repent by reducing our carbon output and returning to pre 1900 lifestyles.