Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren't quite understanding what their robots are telling them.
"There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant," [Josh Willis at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory] Willis says.
Those are the only choices allowed. One, Global Warming is taking a breather, or two, scientists (in this case, some very smart guys doing actual science with empirical evidence gathering equipment) don't know how to read the data they've collected, i.e., they're stupid weenies.
There is no Option three. Option 3 is not allowed. What is option 3, you ask?
Option 3 says Global Warming is not happening, it's all a swindle, a scam, a con job, a bunco game, flimflam, shellgame, a hustle. At first blush this new evidence seems to bear that out. It also means that Mr. Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for something having nothing to do with peace, is a big fat liar, a hustler, a flimflam man, a con man, a snake oil salesman. And a weenie.
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