OK. It is not pleasant to call someone a ‘warmaholic’.
I guess it does suggest a dependency.
I always thought of the blog RealClimate as dependent on their being global warming. But in a recent article they are suggesting there may be no more warming until 2020. I reckon if you can live without something for 11 years it suggests a lack of dependency.
But they are denying there is cooling.
A reader, Robert Ellison, has suggested it is OK to leave the question of whether this is a longer term trend – for the moment. But, he insists, “The real point is that 0.08 degrees per decade (and declining sensitivity to greenhouse gases) is not sufficient to warrant restricting the economic aspirations of billions of people.”
Notes and Links
Warming, interrupted: Much ado about natural variability
By Kyle Swanson – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
discussed at http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/07/warminginterrupted-much-ado-about-natural-variability/