You know, there are actually folks out here in the world that want to understand what the heck we actually know and don’t know. And it’s not particularly helpful when the alarmosphere and denial-osphere can’t have a reasonable discussion.
Not only have we talked here about the lack of consensus on what, exactly, is the problem of global warming, there is a shockingly limited conversation about:
(1) What has actually been going on in the data
(2) What the limits to modeling complex systems are
(3) Whether any scientific wrongdoing has ever been perpetrated and why
It seems that just asking about each of these has you labeled an ignoramus, knuckle-dragging Republican denier. But the crickets speak louder than words to me. Can you find ANY thoughtful person in the scientific community who will not outright dismiss the following two pieces on the grounds that “Watts and his ilk are a bunch of idiots” or “we don’t have to dignify any questions about these sorts of things?”
Here is what I am talking about. First, here is what we seem to be seeing in the temperature and storm record.
Second, here is what sorts of games seem to be being played with the data.
And if you wish to tell me that since I am not a climate science I have no right to even ask these questions, then by what ethical system are you operating that suggests you should tell us how to respond with economic policy?