Should We Dump the Word “Skeptic” in Regards to Climate?
Posted by greg2213 on November 18, 2010
And no, I don’t mean in favor of some brain dead inanity like “Climate Denier.”
From WUWT, italics from the original, bold from me:
Perhaps we should stop accepting the term, ‘skeptic.’ Skepticism implies doubts about a plausible proposition. Current global warming alarm hardly represents a plausible proposition. Twenty years of repetition and escalation of claims does not make it more plausible. Quite the contrary, the failure to improve the case over 20 years makes the case even less plausible as does the evidence from climategate and other instances of overt cheating.
In the meantime, while I avoid making forecasts for tenths of a degree change in globally averaged temperature anomaly, I am quite willing to state that unprecedented climate catastrophes are not on the horizon though in several thousand years we may return to an ice age.
Maybe there’s some hope now that Congress is rational enough to let people like Lindzen speak.