Don Gwinn of "Push the Pull Door" posted a screen capture of a Christian ranting against Stephen Hawking's assertions of atheism. Marko Kloos responded that such people were relatively harmless until they voted in mass and started indoctrinating children with their unscientific twaddle in public schools. It was an atheist smug fest.
Someone asked, "What about global warming?"
Wow, talk about an abrupt topic change right? I mean a document created by a committee of people from today (the IPCC) should clearly be superior to a document created by people 3000 years ago right?
And someone bit at the hook, jumping to defend Anthropogenic Global Warming as "scientific" and "mainstream science." Even going so far to claim, "The upper temperature bracket has tracked well with the IPCC 2001 projection."
Unfortunately for the one who according to his profile studied Philosophy, temperatures have flatlined. Evidently studying philosophy means spouting your mouth off before looking at the data. Declining solar output from 2001 to about 2008 caused temperatures to cool. Amazing how much the sun affects climate.
As far as other IPCC predictions, one of the "projections" made with "almost certainly will happen" was an increase in tropospheric water vapor that would exacerbate the "greenhouse effect." Unfortunately for the IPCC there has been a reduction in tropospheric water vapor to go along with that decline in temperature they didn't think would happen.
Science is simple, either your hypothesis is supported by the experiment or not. Right now the IPCC hasn't had good luck with the "projections" they've made. In fact now they focus almost solely on "surface temperature" because it is the only way they can show warming. This is almost scientific fraud at its worst, associating surface temperatures with "climate" is almost as bad as Piltdown man.
And yet nothing I write here will change the mind of any true believer in AGW. Nor is anything that Don Gwinn going to do to make fun of Christians going to stop anyone from believing in that faith. Make no mistake, AGW has bypassed "science" and gone straight to "cult like belief system" where outsiders are persecuted and insiders do whatever it takes to protect the group.
As a side note, the error bars on the IPCC projections are enough that anything from freezing to frying and in between. Reminds me of the Hippy Dippy Weatherman's ultimate forecast, "The weather will continue to change."