The physical records may not support global warming theory – yet.
But later they will, and those in positions of responsibility have a moral imperative to keep public awareness alive – even if it means fabricating or intentionally misinterpreting data.
Remember, any period of time where trends go in the direction you expect is evidence for AGW. Even if the evidence is a single hot afternoon in Los Angeles in the middle of a record cold summer.
We all know that during the last decade of this century, sea level will drown everyone who hasn’t already died from heat prostration.