Main Question or Discussion Point
I am confused about much of the debates here about the earth getting warmer, but my daily experiences are that when it is an unusually hot or cold day people around me will joke about it being evidence for or against warming. A joke I think because the assumption is that a long term pattern of warming, despite particulars, is the evidence warming is based on. This was in the news yesterday, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7376301.stm , that says things will cool for a couple of decades, but that that will change and meet up with warming predictions later. However, if things are not actually warming, how is this proof of warming?