We are moving into the end game.
To celebrate, I've opened up a new thread.
I'm glad to see that your celebration is modest, Richard...we are a long way from organizing a victory parade.
I do realise that I am a Jeremiah, but what I see is that despite the outings, the deliberate use of 'mistaken' data & the notional apparent awakening of the general public to the fact that there is even a debate in progress, it is still "Move along...nothing to see here!" from the great & the evil. Nothing that has so far been produced to cast reasonable doubt on AGW is deterring the scammers from business as usual....we, and the evidence, are simply being ignored.
Richard commented recently on the main strength of the EU...he described it as Persistence and he is, as so very often, correct. The referenda of powerful & not so powerful nations, lucky enough to even be granted the right to an opinion...were simply ignored & they were bidden to try again until they provided the 'correct' answer...the utter chutzpah is clearly NOT beyond belief.
Richard has also been at pains to point out that AGW is an integral part of the same animal and, if he still holds to that opinion, I would very much like to know his reasons even for a small celebration, let alone talking about an 'end game'
All the evidence, from my standpoint, points to any kind of hubris as being horrendously optimistic & touching the pinnacle of self-delusion.
Al Gore, who should be in hiding somewhere in the Bolivian jungle...or taking part in the US Witness Protection Program with a new identity...publishes, I find it not hard to believe, his new book on more of the same....we...simply do not exist!
Sorry if this has been posted previously: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28gore.html
If you still believe that which you have written, Richard, I would suggest postponing the flag-waving...even a tiny, recycled paper eco-friendly one....and you have no idea how it grieves me to write this comment....sorry!