Hat tip to Simona and Drug monkey blog
The UN is planning a big climate change conference in Copenhagen, dubbed Kyoto 2. The discussion will be how to reach a legal-binding agreement to stop global warming. This is, as the politicians say, the most dire thing next to a nuclear holocaust that is pestering the human species.
We have been bombarded with news items of rising sea levels, cannibalistic polar bears and skinny dipping in hot Greenland. Al Gore even produced a film and has educated a number of people to pass on his Gospel. The IPCC (something along the lines of “Intergovernmental panel on climate change”) has produced a report claiming that well over 3500 scientists are peddling the idea of human caused global warming. In the report, only about 60 of the scientists explicitly claim this.
However, the global warming proponents have ignored a plethora of evidence presented by their opponents, who have earned the nickname of “climate change denier/global warming deniers” or simply “deniers”. In this camp, there are a number of people who deny global warming is happening and there are a number of people claiming global warming is happening, but with little or no help from humans. It is unfortunate that they all get lumped into one basket, but have been done so, maybe, due to brevity reasons.
And finally, in November, a number of files and emails has been made public through a Russian anonymous FTP server from the Cliamte Research Group. Actually, those files were sent to a British weatherman who has expressed doubts about global warming on his blog a whole month earlier. The scandal that is yet to be picked up by the main stream media has been dubbed Climategate and hopefully, it will reach the Copenhagen to expose “some bad apples” who apply the science inappropriately in order to land grants and perhaps for other goals as well.