Asking the wrong questions, or avoiding asking the right questions, is famously with us in the form of Al Gore's moneymaking odyssey to spout his ideas about "inconvenient truths" -- or at least, his perception of what are truths.
Doubtless, some of Gore's perceptions are accurate, or at least reasonably so. But is he manipulating things to suit his preconceived notions of what is "the truth"?
Some people seem to think so, so it's not just me ... GORE LIED: Global average temperatures still down significantly since An Inconvenient Truth released
The descending "Gore extrapolation line" on this chart indeed makes an interesting comparison with the methodologies discussed in the climate forcings charts (referenced in that earlier posting of mine).