What the news media isn't telling you. The story in The Bellingham Herald "Prominent climate-change denier now admits he was wrong" tells us that humans are "almost entirely the cause of global warming." What the story doesn't tell us is (1) the Muller et al. papers had been previously rejected for publication because of bad peer reviews. The papers still have not been published, just released to news media; (2) an exhaustive study of the data used by Muller et al. found that the reported warming in the U.S. is a result of bad weather stations and inappropriate NOAA data manipulation that increased temperatures nearly three times their actual value; (3) 90 percent of U.S. weather stations used in the Muller study were contaminated by nearby heat sources such concrete, asphalt, air conditioning heat exchangers, roadways, or jets from airport runways. This finding was backed a U.S. General Accounting Office investigation. Thus, the data used in the Muller et al. study is invalid, (4) Dr. Judith Curry, a co-author, expressed her discontent with the conclusions and told the New York Times she had asked not to be listed as a co-author of the paper. "I gave them my review of the paper, which was highly critical. I don't think this new paper adds anything to our understanding of attribution of the warming," "Their analysis is way oversimplistic and not at all convincing in my opinion."