Perhaps most interesting of all is foxnews.com, for a search of the site of this story (which dominated liberal sites) revealed two links: one was to a video, and the other went to an interview with AGW-skeptic Anthony Watts. Of course, the fact that Watts' qualifications (he is a relatively lowly meteorologist who once worked for a Fox News affiliate) don't come close to approaching Richard Muller's qualifications (or those of the climatologists) didn't seem to matter. What did matter, apparently, was for Fox News to put up something, anything at all to keep its readers from thinking that AGW might be real, or if it is, that it just isn't that bad (as Watts claims in the foxnews article).
It looks like Muller's conversion, non-event that it surely was, will change few if any minds among America's conservatives. That's truly sad, particularly considering that the current historic drought has resulted in over half of all counties in America being declared disaster areas. AGW is not responsible for that drought, but climatologists point out that AGW not only played a definite role in making the drought significantly worse than it would have been otherwise, but also makes such events more likely. Every scientific organization of note, including NASA, NOAA, and every national science academy in the developed world, has stated unequivocally the reality of AGW. But arrayed against the scientists of the world are the deep pockets of Big Oil and America's conservatives. Note that I didn't say the world's conservatives, because most of the conservatives in the world don't have a problem with listening to a united front of scientists. It's pretty much only in America that the conservatives have stood up for "freedom"' against the scientific community.
Muller's op-ed in The New York Times won't get the attention of the everyday AGW-denying conservative. Perhaps the worst drought in America's history will, but I doubt it. Personally, I suspect that no matter how much scientific evidence is brought forth, and no matter how great the consensus among the world's scientific community, and no matter how bad the weather gets thanks to AGW, America's conservatives will not accept the reality of AGW. And we're all going to pay the price.