"The scary red line shooting upwards is the one Al Gore, Michael Mann, Keith Briffa and their climate-fear-promotion chums would like you to believe in. The black one, heading downwards, represents scientific reality."
This should be the chart that shows Climate Change to be as factual as leprechauns.
It would seem that much Climate Change "research" has been based on less than accurate or honest science. In a nutshell the same small rigged samples have been used over and over again to produce highly questionable results.
For more detail I recommend:
For a seriously good article that draws together science and much of the history that I have covered previously I recommend James Delingpole in The Telegraph. It is this article that provides the quotation I used under the graph at the top of this blog piece.
For highly technical I recommend Watts Up With This where Steve McIntyre explains the science and statistics.
For a decent but not too technical explanation try The Register
I leave you with the words of Carleton University paleoclimatologist Professor Tim Patterson when he appeared in front of the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development last year:
"There is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth’s temperature over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion years.” Patterson asked the committee, “On the basis of this evidence, how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century’s modest warming?"
Prof Patterson concluded his testimony by explaining what his research and "hundreds of other studies" reveal: on all time scales, there is very good correlation between Earth’s temperature and natural celestial phenomena such changes in the brightness of the Sun.