An Inconvenient Consensus
The IPCC report states, "It is virtually certain that increases in the frequency and magnitude of warm daily temperature extremes and decreases in cold extremes will occur in the 21st century on the global scale."
Unfortunately, the documents released are padded with lukewarm terms like “virtually certain” and “medium confidence” that still plague the discussion on environmental instability. At this juncture, arguing about global warming, or the PC-friendly term “climate change” is nothing more than partisan bickering, as the majority of scientists have irrefutable evidence about towards global weather and climate shifts.
Inaccurate reporting and biased pack-journalism becomes detrimental to the issues themselves. Even the 2009 controversy “Climategate,” in which stolen e-mails provided ammunition to global warming skeptics turned out to be a distorted story. A study by UC Berkeley physicist Richard Mueller, founded by oil-tycoon brothers Charles and David Koch, reveals that the original study that had thought to be rife with inflated and massaged data is actually correct
Rather than arguing back and forth, the pertinent matter appears to be where do we go from here, rather than whether or not anything is happening. It seems more important to adopt policies of preventative damage control, and try to reverse the clock to stem the tide of an impending environmental crisis than argue back and forth about the actuality of global warming.