The global warming hysteria was reaching a crescendo in the lead up to the climate confab in Copenhagen in 2009 when a civic-minded person released the Climategate emails, deflating the whole thing. Those emails, concocted from the fevered imaginations of the scientists involved.
There is much cause for alarm. Things are bad but they are on track to get much worse. It has been said that Australia follows the United States with a lag of five to ten years.