Copenhagen Roundup: Dec. 8, 2009

Public Perceptions of Global Warming

Global warming: Why public concern declines Christian Science Monitor *****

The Case Against Global Warming -

- and How Believers Respond Wall Street Journal *****

The arguments made by climate change sceptics BBC News


From the NYTimes The Major Players in the Copenhagen Talks and Their Positions


A preliminary but ‘very solid” look at global temperatures confirms that the first decade of the 21st century is the hottest on record, with 2009 likely to end up in the Top 10 list of warmest years, perhaps rising no the No. 5 position.

The assessment contradicts generally-accepted global warming articles suggesting that temperatures were depressed in this decade. (No wonder I am totally confused!) Michel Jarraud, the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) secretary general says that temperatures have been cooler in North America, but hotter than ever in China, Brazil and other parts of the world.

Climate change: Scientists say this decade likely hottest on record Christian Science Monitor

Global Warming Is Not Slowing, New Analysis Says NYTimes


The Guardian UK reports that two of the scientists involved in “Climate” have been emailed death threats. No further details are available at this time.

Climate change skeptics deflect a legitimate focus of concern among independent thinks as to what was going on at CRU with researchers determined to prove their case. Personally, I doubt that any research bearing the imprint of men quoted in the emails will be taken seriously by lay persons like myself.

Death threats against the researchers only focus the world’s attention on the Wild West American cowboy, Taliban-like mentality of the fringe of climate change skeptics. I will write shortly a piece on this subject. I myself was under police protection for a year with death threats and a very serious stalking problem because some man didn’t like what I said on TV about women’s rights.

Read Hacked email climate scientists receive death threats The Guardian