This forum is for the purpose of discussing the pros and cons of whether or not "global warming" exists, whether it is man-made, and other ancillary discussions.
Discussions in this area WILL become heated at times, therefore, there are only two rules:
1. The decision of the moderator as to what is, or is not appropriate conduct in this forum is final, and all other CC rules of conduct apply in this area.
2. The use of realclimate.org as a source to support claims of the existence of AGW will not be allowed, since the website's owners and primary management were complicit in the "Climategate" scandal that essentially proffered bogus, manipulated, and erroneous data to the public as scientific fact. Those wishing to argue the existence of AGW will be required to source their arguments elsewhere.