pangocat with all your rhetoric about "scientific method" and then presenting Al Gore as a scientist and pushing "Global Warming" as "scientific fact" is quite the mother of all oxymoron-icy.
Scientific Method states that you formulate a theory, devise testing to prove that theory and submit your conclusion and allow others to use your testing methods to duplicate your conclusions. All it takes is for one set of testing results to disprove the conclusion and you are right back at square one.
There is no way that Global warming can be given the designation of "scientific fact" as it has not been proven consistently using the exact same data.
It(global warming) has also not come to past as the earth seems to be in a cooling cycle according to most available data.
That being said, it is true that you can agree with a certain theory based on your interpretation of available data and draw your own conclusion but it is not a scientific fact and should not be confused as such nor touted as such. It is only your "informed" opinion.
In conclusion before you look down your nose and ostrisize someone in your condescending manner, please educate yourself and at least know what the words you are using mean.