Hot and Bored

The Day the Earth Caught Fire movie posterFor the past couple of years, global warming skeptics have been bashing climate researcher Michael Mann, claiming that fraud or errors created his so-called "hockey stick" graph showing dramatic increases in the temperature of the earth in the last decade. Now a panel of top climate scientists convened by the National Academies of Science (the leading scientific association in the United States) has vindicated Mann's conclusions in a new, 155-page report which finds that the Earth was hotter in the last few decades of the 20th century than it has been over the last 400 years and possibly longer. Of course, that's not good enough for PR industry eco-basher Al Caruba, who responds that he is "bored with global warming." Caruba's column, which provides ample evidence that he has not bothered to read the NAS report, trots out the usual skeptic rhetoric and concludes by reiterating his "utter boredom" with the subject. (If he's that bored, why does he keep ranting about it?)