Well, it evidently is having some effect already. I note that several of the "myth" believers are coming up with all kinds of "what if"s in response to the news regarding the preliminary results. I think that it's reasonable to accept that there are some who will simply never accept that they were wrong and there are fewer still who will openly admit to it, even if they stop claiming that it's not warming or even that it's cooling..
Also while it may cut a large portion of those claiming cooling, you probably won't see any improvement with those who deny AGW openly correcting others who make blatantly wrong arguments like, "it's been cooling for 15 years" (even though they're using 1998 as their origin).
[re: I expel's answer]
I thumbed you down for the, "what if...". Re-reading your answer, I probably wouldn't have clicked at all since it's kind of a non-answer.
>>Wow, It entirely answered the question
"Not sure what the effect will be." - non-answer
>>and there is no "what if" statement in my answer<<
"If they get nearly the same answers"
"if they get an answer of global cooling"
Not exactly "what if", but certainly close enough, and you weren't answering the question here, but going off on your own little tangent.
>>(or do you not know what placing in quotes means?)<<
I was quoting myself quoting another answer (Eric's)...
>>but thanx for demonstrating your inability to read.<<
Demonstrating? I thought I mentioned outright that I hadn't really properly comprehended what you were trying to say the first time I read it, and that as a result, clicking on the thumb down was a mistake. You see, I can admit when I make one...
>>In case you did not notice, I am saying that these people will likely be biased in the other direction, but it may demonstrate how much biased assumptions may affect the results.<<
Which doesn't answer the question posed. And I did notice that the second time I read it.
>>This is how scientists actually think.<<
They think that attacking someone for giving them a thumb down on Y!A is a proper reaction?
>>You might want to try for once.<<
I really try not to get emotional here, so no thanks.
>>OH sorry, that would mean thinking for yourself instead of thinking whatever your politicians tell you to think.<<
Which politicians would those be? I guess you forget that I agree with you on many political topics...
Also, I practically apologized for giving you a thumb down after admitting that I didn't quite catch what you were trying to say the first time I read it.
What was that you were saying about reading?
Accepted. It's easy to misinterpret intent and even meaning on the internet as there is nothing at all to go on besides words.
I'll try to be a bit more direct.
When I thumbed down your answer, it was because I misinterpreted what you were saying. Upon re-reading it, I would have instead not clicked a thumb at all, as I didn't think you answered the question posed. The only reason that I said anything was to indicate that one of the thumbs down was from a single account and was more or less in error.