Humour is a useful tool, especially when outnumbered. At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/12/05/friday-funny-over-a-centurys-worth… … this is a guest post (not by Anthony) and is mostly a light hearted look at some of the things doomsayers have been proclaiming through the early 20th century (1920s, 1930s warming), the mid 20th century (ice ages and global cooling) and the late 20th century (1980s, 1990s warming) up to the great shut-off around 2005. It seems to put some things into perspective (but not all of them) – there are too many threads involved in the CAGW story. Treating the situation with humour is akin to prisoners taking the mickey out of the 'screws' and the 'porridge' that was ladled out to them in the mornings (not sure what they eat for breakfast nowadays). Humour brings authority down to a level we can cope with – and CAGW enthusiasts are always claiming authority, aka consensus science, backs up their position – when in a lot of cases it doesn't really do that. A worth while click to read the full post.