You need look no further than the two sides that are doing combat on YA! to see that this will change nothing.
What we really see here is a chess match. One team is using blitz tactics because they believe that there is a time limit, while the other is content to try and take as much time as possible and even slow their opponent down.
Unfortunately, both sides function much like a fire; So long as there is fuel - the fire will continue to burn. As long as there is evidence suggesting that warming is continuing (and as long as the public are made aware of that evidence) people will put stock in the science. Likewise, as long as there are political pundits and pseudo scientists such as Monckton spouting uninformed opinion that supports what a proportion of the population wants to hear, there will be wind in the denialist campaign.
The reality is that the only way in which the controversy of this topic will die is when the science is proven categorically wrong or some supremely massive event occurs and mankind is forced into action.
We've demonstrated the validity of AGW repetitively and there are those who refuse to accept it, just as there are those who refuse to accept that smoking gives to cancer (Lindzen).
When you connect science to politics, it demonstrates that your science is based on politics. This is the same with the connection of church and state. Whenever a church connects itself to the state, it demonstrates that its religion is actually based on politics and state control/power.
Where on skepticalscience does it say that no change in climate occurred in the past 12,000 years? I can't seem to find where you "divined" this information. Also, the cooling period referenced there is to qualify the projections of sea level rise as a result of increased global mean temperature.
Given that the last ice age occurred 10,000 to 110,000 years ago, and the change in temperature is correlated using ice core O2 isotope and CO2 concentrations, which serves as yet another form of evidence for the link between CO2, we know that science already demonstrates that climate change has occurred in the past 12,000 years.
Lindzen and smoking:
· 9 years ago