The alarmist contingent has to be stupified to see how much the worm has turned in recent years. This is a must read for people wondering why global warming has now been eclipsed by virtually every other concern of the American citizen. From the article...........yesterdays Wall Street Journal................. The lack of warming for more than a decade—indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections—suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause. Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2. The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere's life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today. Better plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and agricultural management contributed to the great increase in agricultural yields of the past century, but part of the increase almost certainly came from additional CO2 in the atmosphere. Sixteen Concerned Scientists: No Need to Panic About Global Warming - WSJ.com But most compelling is the whole "follow the money" dynamic. Its taken years for the majority to figure it out that this was and always will be nothing more than a well coordinated scam designed to provide methods for making government bigger and methods for redistributing wealth. Its never had anything to do with "science".