Am I a denier? I don’t think so. I started researching this a few years back because I wanted to know the truth. I did not have a particular truth that I was looking for, I just did not want to be lied to and I suspected I was. So I began researching the problem. I delayed launching into discussion about the politics as long as possible, simply because I did not understand enough of it to contribute to a discussion, though I had many questions.

We can all agree that there has been a net warming in the temperature trend at the rate of .6C per century. We can also agree that this has resulted in a reduction of the polar ice cap area at the rate of .02 per year and we can agree that there has been a sea level rise of about .17M per century. These three things seem consistent with a warming temperature trend. Fair enough.

However, what should be happening? Is a warming trend in the middle of an interglacial not to be expected? How much of this is natural and how much of this is man made? And what of the future? Will it continue to warm or will the interglacial finally come to an end and the long steady cooling period take over?