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Samizdata quote of the day

Well thank you IPCC authors for letting us know what is really behind that “very likely” assessment of attribution [of] 20th century warming. A lot of overbloated over confidence that cannot survive a few years of cooling. The light bulbs seem to be just turning on in your heads over the last two years. Think about all the wasted energy fighting the “deniers” when [you] could have been listening, trying to understand their arguments, and making progress to increase our understanding of the causes of climate variability and change.

– Judith Curry, the climate-change non-alarmists’ favourite climate scientist, commenting on an article by Paul Voosen on Greenwire: “Provoked scientists try to explain lag in global warming”.

3 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • K

    The warmists claimed that any connection to oil money – even if unrelated to specific climate studies – would bias skeptics like Fred Singer. Yet what would happen to their funding if AGW was determined not to be a particularly urgent threat?

    I submit that funding bias as well as the coincidental alinement of AGW with the leftist political agenda created the entire global warming scare phenomena.

  • greg

    It’s really sad that the light bulbs are now coming on, just as the cost of power rockets to the stratosphere because of the AGW true believers.

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    If anyone cares about the weather, the Libertarian International column has a dissenting view about a recent BEST report on climate change. A point of interest in the whole affair is the often-repeated claim that the weather stopped heating up after (“about 13 years ago”) 1998. This is exactly the year that Edgar Cayce claimed would be the high point of a solar cycle (he died in 1945). So it’s good news weatherwise, AND good news psychicwise.