Last year, Kevin Trenberth famously asked the hockey team “where the heck is global warming?” “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”
They obviously know things are not going as planned, but they keep hanging on based on the idea that at some point something magical will happen and the climate will collapse. Temperatures will start shooting up, sea level will rise more than 8 inches (we have all told that story before) Polar Bears will actually start getting skinny, Cheetahs and Giraffes will move to Finland, etc.
At some point, they are just going to have to give it up and move on.
BTW – what kind of guy tells the 3-6 metre story? That seems a bit over the top.