Actually it’s not so cold anymore. February was just about right, with plenty of cold and snow. That followed a very warm fall and winter, thanks to El Nino (not the band, the wind pattern).
January temperature broke records worldwide. This was the warmest January since records began in 1880 – and 2006 was the fifth warmest year on record.
I found this examination of the politicization of global warming science enlightening.
This post, although wild eyed in its attack on “global warming alarmists,” makes a few important points: fossil fuels are not going away, deforestation plays a large part in global warming (although I don’t think it’s as large as the blogger does) and biofuels will create problems before they solve any.
I responded to a comment earlier about the Oregon Institute for Science and Medicine (OISM). I promised to respond to some of OISM’s supposed debunking of global warming. I still plan on doing that, so stay tuned.