Two forces are at work that have, as judging from my email, left my readers confused. The first is the pace of news around climate has accelerated by a factor of at least 10 since the CRU email release. I must admit I really underestimated the impact that release would have — not in how much we would learn, but the impact it had on the media. Suddenly, the media had a narrative they understood (coverup and malfeasance) that somehow allowed them to question catastrophic global warming theory when they were unwilling to do so on the basis of flaws in the science. S0, for example, while the media was unwilling to question the obvious absurdity of the Himalayan glacier forecast in a straight up science discussion, they were able to run with it as a story about organizational failure at the IPCC. Whatever.
At the same time, I have had less time to dedicate to this blog (for those who have not seen it, my appearance on Glenn Beck may explain why).
I will continue to do science-based stories on this site as I have done in the past, but cannot possibly keep up with the evolving political stories surrounding climate change.