Further to Are you a scientist?:
Someone the other day was telling me I shouldn’t have criticised the VUW lecture on the basis of a brochure—she said I should wait to hear the lecture first. She made a good point, but she knows nothing (because the TV news never mentions it) of the unbelievable saga of flawed “climate” papers presenting patronising descriptions of the inadequate mindset of climate sceptics.
Other sciences, when they encounter resistance, intensify their efforts to present evidence and describe the arguments, in an attempt to persuade the sceptical of the rightness of their case. Climate science alone takes a cudgel to its critics by questioning their mental balance.
It’s hard to imagine another tactic they might employ that would more firmly cement opinion against it.
Many of us long for the day when sensible, unbiased heads (and there must be many in their ranks, if for now they’re mistaken or deceived) take the reins, abandon obfuscation, talk sense to their critics, and change conclusions that appear mistaken.
Thus might climatology return to its roots and rebuild a science of immense promise and value.