Findings of a survey of nearly 1100 professional geoscientists and engineers, pubished recently in a peer-reviewed journal, show that contrary to widespread claims and rumors, the science isn't settled on man-made global warming; only a bit over a third support the hypothesis that the earth is warming due to anthropogenic causes.
Given that the recent meteor explosion near Smallville, Russia was a direct result of man-made global warming, the findings are somewhat surprising. Even worse,
They mention, as well, that "the proportion of papers found in the ISI Web of Science database that explicitly endorsed anthropogenic climate change has fallen from 75% (for the period between 1993 and 2003) as of 2004 to 45% from 2004 to 2008, while outright disagreement has risen from 0% to 6%."
Not to pile on, but it was reported last Tuesday that this year is only the third in history when more than 10 million square kilometers of new sea ice has formed in the Arctic, according to studies from University of Illinois. Looks like we can forget about those poor, drowning polar bears, too.