… an open thread on climate science: is AGW real? Enjoy, folks!
The thread – opened after protests at my hardline moderation here – is entirely pointless. I have no intention of reading it, and will provide only night-watchman moderation to remove obscenities and personal abuse, if I can be bothered.
Nobody here, bloggers or commenters, has any professional standing or expertise to offer on the subject. Your chances of learning anything from this thread or any similar one are negligible. The theory that an uniformed person can have their Doubts on a scientific matter answered by earnest conversation with other uninformed persons and ideologues, and not merely be comforted in ignorance, is best answered by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. You think I´m nasty?
The ambition of the RBC is to be a good place for thinking about public policy in the face of the fact of climate change, including the uncertainties about its magnitude.