Was recently pointed to this article in The Daily Mail with the provocative title “Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995”. Depending on which side of the global-warming issue you’re on this is either the smoking gun that proves global warming to be the product of a vast left-wing conspiracy or it’s a tempest in a teapot because (I presume) other studies out there to back up the now questionable conclusions of Prof. Jones.
So I’m asking for some light (fluorescent please, in order to minimize the carbon footprint) to be shed here. Does this article mean anything at all? Or is this really the huge blow – “Climategate” – that opponents to global warming theorists claim it to be and so I can start throwing styrofoam cups out the window again with reckless abandon (I kid)?