Elsewhere in the thread someone says you can't dismiss the historical measurement adjustments (that make the warming trend seem larger) without examining those adjustments to see if they're correct. Shit, I have a science degree and I'm not prepared to do that. Sure, someone else probably has and there's more for me to read, but anyone not thoroughly obsessed with reading about climate science isn't going to know those or care to read about them. It;s complex stuff.
Why does this matter? Let's face it - the impacts of this to date are INVISIBLE. We're talking sub-degree temperature variations per year. I don't hear Africans complaining it's too hot, and if you didn't notice, we live on a very cold planet, and the vast majority of land mass suffers from long, cold winters. I don't care how much CO2 the atmosphere has, a large portion of our land isn't getting more than a few hours of sunlight per day for six months of the year, and that's the dominant temperature impact. All I hear is celebrities, Californians, Vancouverites, and other hippies screaming about a problem nobody can see or cares to dig into the volume of science that "explains" it.