WSJ article http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124597505076157449.html#articleTabs%3Darticle
Opinion article states that the number of climate change skeptics is increasing. A lot of scientists worldwide disagree with the UN reports. Politicians worldwide are backing off expensive, economy changing policies until more proof is gathered. The EPA is not using current evidence, some say in order to promote the green initiatives. Interestingly, the 60s generation of "Question Authority" is swallowing Al Gore's science hook, line, and sinker.
"The collapse of the "consensus" has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth's temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon."
Dr. Ian Plimer, a well-known Australian geologist, earlier this year published "Heaven and Earth," a damning critique of the "evidence" underpinning man-made global warming. Paul Sheehan, a noted Australian columnist -- and ardent global warming believer -- in April humbly pronounced it "an evidence-based attack on conformity and orthodoxy, including my own, and a reminder to respect informed dissent and beware of ideology subverting evidence." Australian polls have shown a sharp uptick in public skepticism; the press is back to questioning scientific dogma; blogs are having a field day.
Why has it changed from global warming to climate change anyway?