I was perusing the web site of a global warming believer who was skewering skeptics for harping on 2008 being the coolest year in several years, when I stumbled across this response from one of his readers (a fellow believer, by the way):
Every time there is a flood, people in the media, politicians and science pundits, etc, all claim that it is due to global warming. If a month is warmer than usual, they blame global warming. If a month is colder than usual, they blame global warming. If a month is wetter than usual, or dryer than usual. IF there are more storms, or there is a drought. More hurricanes this year – AGW. Fewer hurricanes? AGW. Literally, almost every anomalous weather event is attributed to Anthropogenic Global Warming.
And no one from the ‘IPCC’ crowd corrects them, at least not in any structured and consistent way. And why should you? These people are useful idiots whose distortions and mischaracterizations of ‘weather as climate’ are helping keep AGW front-and-center in the news.
Well spoken! We skeptics will stop drawing attention to the cooling planet as soon as the AGW kool-aid drinkers stop screaming “global warming!” at every change in the weather vane.