Quote Originally Posted by Longhornfan1234 View Post
It seems there has been no warming over the last 12-16 years, but has warmed over the last several decades. Since the history of the earth shows consistent warming and cooling trends that have nothing to do with human activity, it seems to me we need quite a bit more evidence before concluding that the current long-term warming trend is due in whole or in significant part to human activity. This is especially true since the supposed "cure" is draconian violence to western, free market economies. I also think it is suspicious that so many in the far left, socialist-type community so easily moved into the "Chicken Little, the world will soon end if we don't enact these extreme measures against capitalist economies" environmental movement. I also think it is also suspicious that so many leading AGW advocates have been caught fudging and misrepresenting data so many times.

I think we won't know with any degree of certainty for another 100 years or so. Most likely, by then, technology will have advanced to a state where we don't have to roll back free market economies to enact whatever fixes we might find are warranted.
By as in caught are you referring to climate gate. The scientist have been investigated 8 or 9 times and nothing was seen as incorrect or suspicious.

13. Climate science is a matter of such global importance, that the highest standards of honesty, rigour and openness are needed in its conduct. On the specific allegations made against the behaviour of CRU scientists, we find that their rigour and honesty as scientists are not in doubt.

14. In addition, we do not find that their behaviour has prejudiced the balance of advice given to policy makers. In particular, we did not find any evidence of behaviour that might undermine the conclusions of the IPCC assessments.

You can read the 160 page report here http://www.cce-review.org/pdf/FINAL%20REPORT.pdf
As far as no warming in 12 to 16 years review this page and get back to me. http://www.skepticalscience.com/glob...nuary-2008.htm