WARREN MEYER posts an elegant takedown of a defense of the warmiasts’ conjectures by noting that the defenders of the faith miss the main arguments the skeptics make.
A lot of people — self included — let a more salient point get buried in all the madness, and it is this:
The skeptics do not have to prove that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is not so. The warmists have to prove that it is. It has been argued all along by the skeptics that the warmists have not proven their case. Now, the ClimateGate files reveal that they knew all along their case was weak.
No. The CRU dump does not prove that global warming is a fraud. Global warming was demonstrated to be a fraud a long time ago. The CRU dump shows that the fraudsters knew it.