I'm feeling today that this was too harsh. In a spirit of Christmas good cheer, I want to apologize. I'm really not that intimately familiar with the computation of global average temperatures by NOAA and NASA. If I'm willing to dismiss the Dust Bowl as a cherry picked anomaly, why am I so sure that today's polar warming and ice melt isn't just another local phenomenon? Fires in Australia, same thing?Capeesh? I've been studying this issue for years, and heard and read plenty of material on both sides of the debate, thank you very much.
I promise I'll spend some time and get completely familiar with the skeptic view on this.