I know you are going to give this a thumbs down before I start, but what the hell. Let's see just how closed minded you really are. I don't think climate change scientists are stupid. I think they are very clever. After all, it takes exceptional talent to make money from thin air. It is the same on both sides of the argument. When credible, scientifically researched evidence is presented that may point to flaws in the global warming model, people like yourself, dismiss it out of hand and point out that anyone with an opposite claim must be stupid, or working for oil companies. People like Dr. DeFreitas, Auckland University, the late Augie Auer, Professor of Climatology from the University of Wisconsin for 20 odd years, are dismissed for not toeing the party line, but still present credible evidence of no global warming due to man's activities. Anyone who puts their faith in the IPCC should look very closely at the UN. This is probably the most corrupt and ineffective organization ever conceived by man and well open to hijack by people with other agendas, particularly money making. Again, any flaws in the IPCC model are dismissed as purely propaganda by the pro global warming lobby. As for the much vaunted peer review, how can any peer review be considered as unbiased when all the parties concerned are working for the same organization and pretty much rely on the global warming band wagon to continue to get their pay. It is like asking a prostitute to write a review of the brothel she works in knowing full well it is going to be reviewed by the brothel owner – the person who pays her. I have a close friend who works for a government run company promoting businesses to look at their carbon footprint and become carbon neutral. Like he says, “Its a complete load of bollocks, but hell, it pays well, so why not.” There needs to be balance in the research, presented evidence and conclusions, rather than each side calling the other stupid for not agreeing. I may have set out with an open mind, but quite frankly, smug, self righteous zealots like Ken and yourself have pushed me to the dark side.
So give me a thumbs down for not agreeing, or for taking an opposite view point, but that's what the global warming brigade do – label any one who disagrees or who wants a truly open debate, as stupid.