Did we already conquer the global warming that Al Gore and many others have said will doom humanity? I've been talking to people around the country in the last week and there is a clear consensus: The weather was really pleasant and cooler than expected this summer. Plus, near the end of August, there just haven't been many hurricanes in the Caribbean. How can this be? How can global warming be on an out-of-control trajectory yet the weather is getting more mild in the summers? It certainly seems odd to me.