BooM! BaM! PoW! Its like the 60s Batman show. What else comes to mind is: "When it absolutely has to get there overnight." Taken from a post below. Ought to have been in the OP. I expect that global warming will either be proven to skeptics such as myself or disproven to the more reasoning faithful this winter or possibly next spring. Lots of cycles, natural cycles, are switching to cold. This is what caused the disconnect between CO2 levels and temps "the pause" as they say. Sure they now claim that every year is hotter, but one has a hard time with that if its bloody obvious to even the most fervent AGW adherents that its too cold to be warming. On the flip side, if all these cycles going cold don't actually put us into another Maunder minimum, then I'd guess that folks like me would have to admit we're wrong. So I thought a nice thread like this where I hang it all out and let folks take their best shot would be a fun thing. Either I have to admit they are right or they have to eat their words. Its show time Valka!