We’ve been in a decade-long global warming lull. The deniers have declared victory in the war against climate change, but scientists believe the oceans are set to resume pumping heat into the atmosphere. It constantly bears repeating: the role of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas was firmly established in 1859. Since then, billions of tons of coal have been burned. The linkage between fossil fuel emissions and rising average global temperatures and climate change is as solid as science gets. Anyone who says differently is either fooling themselves or trying to fool you. Unfortunately, you can’t fool Mother Nature.