This is kinda interesting, from the science thread. It refers to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, you know - the guys who LOOK FOR THE OIL.
<<<and here is why that organization (the AAPG) was relevant on the CONSENSUS of global warming;
Prior to June 2007, it "was the only major scientific organization that rejected the finding of significant human influence on recent climate, according to a statement by the Council of the American Quaternary Association."
The changed their position AFTER June 2007, to be noncommittal because of so many members were resigning because of their previous stance.
<<president Lee Billingsly wrote in March 2007 that "Members have threatened to not renew their memberships... if AAPG does not alter its position on global climate change.... And I have been told of members who already have resigned in previous years>>
They are now counted in the noncommital. Here is there actual statement by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Position Statement on climate change:
"the AAPG membership is divided on the degree of influence that anthropogenic CO2 has on recent and potential global temperature increases ... Certain climate simulation models predict that the warming trend will continue, as reported through NAS, AGU, AAAS and AMS. AAPG respects these scientific opinions but wants to add that the current climate warming projections could fall within well-documented natural variations in past climate and observed temperature data. These data do not necessarily support the maximum case scenarios forecast in some models.">>>
In other words, the guys who look for the oil are increasingly accepting the reality of AGW/CC. They were resigning from their professional organization because of its absolute anti-AGW/CC stance. They had to change it to be more neutral toward AGW/CC as a whole, only saying their members didn't accept the worst case scenarios (their quote: "these data DO NOT NECESSARILY support the MAXIMUM CASE SCENARIOS forecast in some models").
I'm glad you deniers are SO much smarter than the guys who explore for oil.
Edit: And i'm REALLY, REALLY PROUD of all you no voters - PLEASE KEEP 'EM COMING - because you guys are really, really, REALLY smarter than the geologists who actually explore for oil.