Answering a post today, I realised that I no longer cared about trying to educate the nutters in academia, not because they don’t need educating, but simply because nothing we sceptics have done has ever been listened to – so why should I, who is not paid, waste my time trying to educate people who have been each paid a small fortune – and who won’t listen anyway?
And then I realised, it no longer matters what these climate academics and other nutters think!
So, to explain this (to sceptics – it’s above the nutters), I drew the above graph. In the middle, we have the sceptic viewpoint which is as we all know, just plain common sense. The red line represents the academic view – which amongst other off the wall ideas has embraced global cooling and then global warming. And the black outer line represents is the constrain imposed as one gets more and more data.
The point is that I don’t seriously think academics have changed their views because of their exposure to sceptic common sense. Instead, it appears to me that finally the reality of the data is forcing them to tone down their rhetoric. And yes, we could see another “flip” and the academics go all nuts about another aspect of climate, but fundamentally (as we engineers know) as you get more and more data, the room for their kind of lunacy gets smaller and smaller … until perhaps in 100-200 years there will be almost no room at all for the kind of non-science we get at the moment.