This is to let the membership know that on or about March 14, we will begin a temporary moratorium on Global Warming discussions. We expect this will last about a week, but it might be longer. During this time, this thread, and any other current ones on Global Warming will be closed, and we will close any new ones that are opened.
The purpose of this is for a major review of the Forum's policy on this topic. The Moderation Team has been working on this for a while, and we feel we will need a "quiet time" while we work through some issues. We are not implementing this moratorium immediately, in case anyone has a couple of last minute things they need to post.
Please remember that the current rules still apply until the shutdown; in particular posts need to avoid politics and need to reference only scientific publications (no blogs, etc.).