Not that anyone but a denier or two believed that some microscopic revision in a few years of temperature data meant the theory of human-caused global warming was even slightly undercut — but progressives need to know all the rebuttals. I emailed Gavin Schmidt at RealClimate about this — I’m sure I wasn’t alone — and he put together a very nice debunking post.

As Gavin writes, “there is clearly a latent and deeply felt wish in some sectors for the whole problem of global warming to be reduced to a statistical quirk or a mistake.” Sad.