This is a recent example of the arguments advanced by the global warming religion crowd and it continues to stick to script no matter now many scientists reject their claims. It is quite like trying to have a rational discussion with an atheist.
However we have reached the 400 ppm level for CO2 as expected. This up trend has a way to go before it flattens out or even retreats. In the meantime we have actually had a temperature flat line for a full fifteen years now and a recent reversal in the Arctic suggesting that the Sea Ice will now start to rebuild.
These trends are all natural with long histories of conforming behavior unrelated to CO2. That it why from the very beginning I separated the two phenomena. I saw zero reason to accept linkage with global temperature and today we have clear cut negative reasons.
"I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches."- Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota Sioux
I was recently on a news program with Arctic sea ice expert Dr. Peter Wadhams from Cambridge University, who spoke of his 2008 prediction that by 2015 there would begin to be ice-free periods in the Arctic. As I've written in this column before, the US Navy predicts an ice-free Arctic by summer 2016, but this is a year later than expected by the UK Parliament, which points out that the six lowest September ice extents have occurred in the last six years.
Rising oceans continue to threaten people around the globe. People who live on the tiny south Pacific island of Kiribati are seeing their lives threatened, as rising seas are contaminating delicate freshwater lenses under the atolls and causing their precious arable lands to become increasingly saline.
Dick Cheney's home state of Wyoming is rejecting education on human climate influence. There, founder of the conservative think tank Wyoming Liberty Group Susan Gore said that new national science standards for schools were a form of "coercion," asserting, "I don't think government should have anything to do with education."
All of this has even caused the Pope to make the biblical case for mitigating the effects of ACD, when he recently declared to a massive crowd in Rome that destroying the earth is a sin.