This last blog took off. Wow!
I think many people sense that the catastrophe being pitched by many climate alarmists is exaggeration , nothing more nothing less.
And when you have people like Judith Curry , Stev McIntyre and Ross McKitrick ( the two who blew open the false hockey stick graph of the alarmists ), Richard Lindzen of MIT , Freemen Dyson of Princeton , Tim Ball, Bjorn Lomborg of Skeptical Enviromentalist fame and Matt Ridley author of the Rationalist Optimist , as well as the late Michael Crichton who was the first to describe extreme environmentalism as a religion , and the hundreds of serious thinkers and scientists who have exposed the limits of models and the role of natural variability and the sun in the climate debate , you have quite the array of serious thinkers and concerned citizens.
One of the unfortunate casualties of this irrational alarmism is science itself . The hard fought concept of establishing an idea and then testing it , and having independent others test it , is at the heart of real science . Dogma is the enemy of scientific thought and reason .
And while it may be validly said that we have ‘progressed’ in many fields since Newton , there lingers in the human psyche a desire, impulse, on too many occasions , to abuse the scientific method for societal gain of one sort or another.
It is to be hoped that this , too, will pass and we will regain the un quenchable desire to pursue real scientific inquiry for the betterment of our race.
Any other pathway lessens our humanity.