Catastrophic AGW will eventually go the way of eugenics and Lysenkoism.
Nonetheless, even now AGW advocates are beginning to hedge their bets. (see the Millar et al paper in Nature Geoscience Aug this year)
Millar, Grub...et al are lead authors on previous IPCC reports, and previous advocates of CAGW, so for them to come out and admit that the AGW skeptics have been more or less correct all along is rather interesting.
However, one must understand that many scientists and much of the science have long been misrepresented in IPCC media releases for decades. The way it works is that there is a summary of the scientific reports for policy makers released to the general public and the news media. This is called the Summary for Policy Makers or the SPM. What the SPMs report is often very different from the scientific papers, the SPMs are supposed to be a summary of, actually read. The summary is written by the politicians and PR people before the scientific reports are fully compiled and released. The scientific reports are then selected and edited to comply with the already existing SPM. Yes, really. Goebbels would approve.
Entering a night sea battle is an awesome business.The enveloping darkness, hiding the enemy's.. seems a living thing, malignant and oppressive.Swishing water at the bow and stern mark an inexorable advance toward an unknown destiny.