All the technical talk aside, references are not necessary to analyze global warming. Anyone with a lick of sense understands that it's not happening, never mind what a conservative newspaper's opinion page I regularly read refers to as "climate cluckers" would like to think. The sky is not falling and temperatures on earth are not trending upward.
For proof, recall that eggs couldn't be fried last summer on the sidewalks of Paonia, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, or anywhere else in the region. If you took a noon-day stroll around the block in mid-summer, did you wilt from the heat? Do you see melting icebergs floating down the North Fork causing communities it flows through to be inundated? Will you blow off ordering propane for your furnace this winter? This litany of fictional temperature measurements that the typical climate clucker's fantasy requires might well be continued ad infinitum. Perhaps some DCI readers could come up with a few knee-slappers.