from Hide the decline - Latest News (hidethedecline) interesting article on temperature spikes in the last 1/2 million years via the Volstok Ice Core Data. it seems as if our present temp spike is pretty average. on a different topic, the two factions fighting it out on this forum are acting like idiots by pretending that only their side has real evidence and that the other side is driven by distorted reasons such as politics, pseudo-religion or stupidity. there is a lot of evidence, some falling distinctly on one side or the other but most of it is equivical. exaggerations seem to rule the day, more on the CAGW side but that is only because they have more studies and more access to the media, many of the skeptics would be just as bad if given the chance.