Yes scandals and empirical evidence have hampered your efforts to indoctrinate people, alarmists. The lopsided propaganda machine, where manmade global warming theory is unassailable and not open to scrutiny, is in trouble. it's about time.
The scandals have destroyed your "warming trend" evidence, because data relied on in IPCC reports has been tainted by both recent IPCC report revelations and Climategate. Why won't you guys admit this? Because reputations must be saved, that's why. Notice how this has become a battle of hearts and minds? It's NOT SCIENCE at all. It's politics masquerading as science.
"It's absurd for the 'anti-science side' to say we're in a cooling trend when we're in an overall warming trend," says Romm of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "Heavy snow is not evidence that climate science is false," he added, noting that "the snow we've seen is entirely consistent with global warming theory."
But Patrick J. Michaels, senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute and state climatologist for Virginia for 27 years, disagrees. "Global warming simply hasn't done a darned thing to Washington's snow," he wrote on National Review, adding that "if you plot out year-to-year snow around here, you'll see no trend whatsoever through the entire history."
Politicians are jumping on the bandwagon, too. "It's going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries 'uncle,'" tweeted Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.
Global warming advocates feel under attack as skeptics use the record-setting snowstorms -- and the recent discoveries of errors in the U.N.'s climate science study, a growing scandal called climate-gate -- to question the theory that climate change is a manmade problem.