If I had to guess, I would guess that Prof Carl Wunsch is being blackmailed by the environmentalist advocacy groups right now. There is a lot of vague talk by Wunsch et al. about the impression one gives etc.Also some interesting links and argument about the scientific method and a historical perspective:
Jesus Christ, the main question is not about impressions - at least outside the anti-greenhouse religion, it is not about impressions. The main question is whether the set of hypotheses referred to as "man-made global warming" are right or wrong, whether the underlying facts are right or wrong
Imagine that back in the 16th century they thought that weather events were supernatural and caused by special humans - witches - that had to be eradicated.Tim Blair draws attention to Alaska's ice problem:
A frozen harbor is nothing new around Homer. In fact, Homer Harbormaster Steve Dean said it’s actually fairly normal. The difference this year, however, is how late the ice is sticking around ...And makes fun of a group of global warming protestors and their struggles against icy conditions and snow drifts during their protest march.
As Alaskans continue to endure frigid weather and blustery wind, March is headed to being one of the coldest on record, weather experts say.
If the cold hangs on, this year could beat 1956 as Anchorage’s coldest.
City Unslicker reports on the BBC's sudden candour about scientific reservations:
Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are "overplaying" the global warming message and risk confusing the public about the threat.