I'm willing to be ridiculed for being totally wrong about climate change, but like some others, the charges of a deliberate hoax and conspiracy are growing wearisome. I'm not sure skeptics realize how much it degrades their talking points.
Mostly it does great disservice to some admittedly hyper-focused, but dedicated people of science who, along with their colleagues have lifted all our lives with their relentless pursuit of truth.
Like the oyster guys.
Whatever. Sure. But here's the thing I wonder. How do people who deny climate change reconcile that with guys like this, who are spending entire careers on teasing out really non-dramatic aspects of climate change? This guy is not measuring carbon concentrations in oyster shells for the glory. There are thousands of these people, dorkily and steadily piecing out the causes and predicting effects.
If it is all a conspiracy and nothing is happening, how do denialists conceive of these guys? Do they think these monotonous nerds who talk in jargon (don't take that the wrong way. I'm sexually attracted to every one of them.) are making it up to promote the conspiracy? Like, they spend the morning thinking up esoteric ways of measuring wave energy by sand lost at different gauges around the state, and the afternoon faking their data so they can please Al Gore? They've done this now for ten years and they plan to make an entire career out of making up the detailed groundwork for fake climate change? All of them? On nothing? Imagine the secret conferences they must hold to synchronize their stories and settle on an allowable variance between the made-up river data, the made-up precipitation data and the made-up ocean data. Besides the groupies, WHAT FOR? [More from another blogger with a similar viewpoint]
I'm fair game, and my assertions open to any criticism, but fer cryin' out loud, casting these guys as world class evil minions is surely absurd.