Global warming update
The first half of 2014, in the 48 contiguous states, was the coldest since 1993 despite the enormous CO2 produced by many massive forest fires. The average temperature for the first half of 2014 was 47.6F - just one-tenth degree above the entire 20th Century average. That was on daytime temperatures. The night temperatures averaged .3 degrees colder than the 20th Century averages. It tells me when day temperatures are .1 degree higher and the night temperature average was .3 degree colder temperatures were getting slightly colder.
I believe environmental scientists who claim gloom and doom if we don’t shut down coal fired power plants should be charged with financial terrorism - including Al Gore. The amount of CO2 released from coal fired power plants is almost not measurable compared to the amount of CO2 released from forest fires. Quantitatively it amounts to a pimple on an elephant’s butt.