I now think that "global warming" has been proven to be a hoax, especially in light of the e-mail scandal that has broken in the last few weeks. I no longer think it is something worth debating.
As the scandal expands into a "journalism" scandal in addition to a "scientific" scandal, it will be easy to get lost in the particulars of how the "scientists" managed to perpetrate this hoax for so long and why the MSM/DNC continues to ignore it.
I would like to focus on something else. I would like all of us to be prepared for the next such hoax, as we can bet that even now the left is inventing more hoaxes for the purpose of imposing their totalitarian tyranny. We cannot expect to get lucky again by finding thousands of pages of smoking guns like we did this time. In my case, I have written about global warming for several years. My focus did not depend on a smoking gun or the release of internal documents revealing the truth. I wrote about observable conditions.
I chronicled, storm-by-storm, cold spell-by-cold spell, recent winters and how each such event contradicted the "global warming" mantra. One storm would not be enough to prove anything, but repeated cold events (including record low temperatures), winter after winter (and even in the summer), definitely contradicted the official story.
Here are links to each set of data that I have observed or reported. I have blogged only since 2004, so I have left out much cold weather information from before that time.
Winter of 1987
Storm of the century - 1993
Winter of 1994
Winter of 1996
Winter of 2007
Winter of 2008
Winter of 2009-2010
The point is, in response to vague references to "global warming," I have observed that it is really cold outside. I have made this observation with my own skin. I believed my own observations instead of the propaganda or the polls. The items linked above include also news reports from around the world, not simply in my own immediate environment.
We must learn to trust and remember our own observations instead of polling data, the "consensus" or other spin that the MSM/DNC wants us to believe. We must never be lulled to sleep. When we feel the pain of the biting cold and record low temperatures, we must not be lulled into supporting policies that assume that our observation and experience never happened.
Years from now, as future generations laugh at us for believing that the earth was going to heat up and melt the icebergs, those of us who ignored the "consensus" can proudly say that we were among the "global warming deniers" who were not fooled.