I've always appreciated having a decent BS meter. It's what makes me leery of televangelists and politicians alike. And "global warming" and "environmental ruin" are certain two of the areas that tweak my BS meter, if for no other reason that there I continually come across evidence to counter the "we're destroying the world!" meme that Al Gore et al like to spin.
Case in point is a lengthy interview I'm chugging through with Dr. S. Fred Singer, "atmospheric physicist at George Mason University and founder of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, a think tank on climate and environmental issues. Singer has been a leading skeptic of the scientific consensus on global warming. He points out that the scenarios are alarmist, computer models reflect real gaps in climate knowledge, and future warming will be inconsequential or modest at most."
Say that five times fast.
Anyway, it's good stuff to chew on. I see a lot of correlation data on both sides of the global warming camp, but if I remember anything from Statistics 101 with Dr. Grace, correlation does not equal causation.