I thought, it wouldn't last long before the two loggerheads of 'IPCC Critics' would turn up here, too.....and here we go! Bertold at least should be praised for showing some restraint - his comparison with the firestorms in Hamburg and Dresden seems actually quite apt in the current situation. As for Stone: judge for yourselves. I, for my part, gather that "most normal rational people" wouldn't be too happy with a PM first making cutbacks in the rescue services, not meeting with their managements to discuss the implications, going on holiday during one of the most disastrous fire catastrophes in the country's history, and then showing up on your doorstep to 'show sympathy' in a feeble attempt to better his media image! I shall abstain from commenting on Stone's contemptous, prejudiced characterization of his compatriots.