Ah, no, it hasn't thrown anything on it's ear, or any other body part. As Al Gore would say, "there's no debate" anymore that FACT points that "global warming" is a natural occurance that happened before man was here and will happen way after man has blown himself off the face of the earth. "Scientists" are now even changing their tune and we are hearing less and less of "Global warming" and more of "Global Climate Change". This way, no matter which way the NATURALLY occuring pendulum swings they get to continue to beg for more money. Ahhh, yes, you remember the days when the let's scare them to death crowd was talking of the "coming ice age". Ah, the good old days. While I agree that it would be nice to not have to "take millions of cubic feet of materials from deep in the earth's crust, etc". what are YOU doing, personally, to NOT contribute? Even though I am NOT a believer that man is a contributor to "global warming", er, "global climate change", I try not to waste what I have. There is a large financial incentive to be a conservationist, especially with gasoline predicted to be $4.00/gallon in the not too distant future. I have to drive an SUV because I NEED the room for hauling "stuff". I bot the smallest SUV that I could find with the best mileage ratings that I could find at the time and have driven that same SUV for seven years now. I keep the thermostat set at 80-82 degrees, in Florida. I use CF bulbs, even though I am unconvinced on their effectiveness (they certainly don't perform as good old tungstun bulbs).