(Rebloggable by request)
The author of that article is an analyst for The Heartland Institute, which was called “the primary American organization pushing climate change skepticism” by the New York Times. The Heartland Institute is funded by many prominent conservatives, including the Koch family. Heartland worked with Philip Morris to try and defend the idea that secondhand smoke doesn’t have ill health effects.
This is a lesson in being careful where you get your news from. You should even be careful getting it from me, I have been known to make mistakes. Curiosity without skepticism is dangerous.
But beyond just pointing out his serious bias and conflict of interest, his claims also happen to not be true. I suggest you head to RealClimate or How To Talk To A Climate Skeptic to see why. Weather is not climate. Twenty year samples aren’t useful for climate science. Would you claim to know anything about the stock market by looking at a week of the Dow?