No sign of global warming this year
I find it absolutely sickening that the global warming alarmists (yes, there are still some around) are now claiming that the current cold weather is either due to man-made carbon dioxide emissions, or is masking an underlying rise in global temperatures. The Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) temperature index, quoted in your article on December 23, apparently shows 2010 as being one of the warmest years ever.
In fact, most other global temperature indices, including the one published by the Danish Meteorological Institute, show global temperatures dropping like a stone over the past number of years, exactly in line with most people's experience.
The GISS index is produced by the discredited James Han-sen, who predicted a number of years ago that we'd be under 20 feet of water by 2010. With solar scientists now saying that the Sun is entering a quiet period, we should be preparing for lots more cold weather, as was the norm only 50 years ago.