The climate continues to change, because that's what it does.
In actual science related news, a satellite designed to find "missing" C02 didn't quite make it into orbit this week after the payload fairing failed to separate. The fact that this science even needed to be done is evidence that scientists don't really explain how the atmosphere works with regard to global warming and C02 -- no matter what their models say.
Then, we had the usual scaremongering.
The Earth won't have to warm up as much as had been thought to cause serious consequences of global warming, including more extreme weather and increasing threats to plants and animals, says an international team of climate experts.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated that the risk of increased severe weather would rise with a global average temperature increase of between 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit and 3.6 degrees above 1990 levels. The National Climatic Data Center currently reports that global temperatures have risen 0.22 degree since 1990.
Of course, the Earth has cooled since 2000. And now that the Earth isn't warming as much as they were predicting it would just a few years ago, scientists are revising their guesstimates down to make sure that global warming is still an imminent danger.
But even these guys aren't as bad as British scientist James Lovelock:
Climate change will wipe out most life on Earth by the end of this century and mankind is too late to avert catastrophe, a leading British climate scientist said.
James Lovelock, 89, famous for his Gaia theory of the Earth being a kind of living organism, said higher temperatures will turn parts of the world into desert and raise sea levels, flooding other regions.
His apocalyptic theory foresees crop failures, drought and death on an unprecedented scale. The population of this hot, barren world could shrink from about seven billion to one billion by 2100 as people compete for ever-scarcer resources.
Lovelock, of course, won't be around to see how spectacularly wrong he is, because judging by his picture he's well into his advanced years.
Finally, there was some sanity as columnist George Will ably defended the statement that sea ice coverage this year is about the same as it was in 1979 from a bunch of dishonest scaremongers. Sen. John Kerry has challenged him to a debate. They should sell tickets, because it would be a great show.