Making Science Public » What’s behind the battle of received wisdoms?
[Latimer Alder] Among the howls of outrage I think I hear a hint of desperation. A realisation of a change in the weather and that things will never be the same again for the warmists.
Since teh beginning of the global warming/climate change/climate chaos/weird weather scare, they have been used to getting a pretty free ride from the mainstream media and politicians.
No alarmist has really been publicly grilled. The IPCC has acted as a climatologist’s trade union, asked to evaluate its own members work, it has, not surprisingly given them good marks. Until recently all debate could be shut down by spurious accusations of Big Oil linked denial and /or heavy moderation of the blogosphere.
An AGW ‘narrative’ came into existence and rapidly gained influential supporters. And a ‘climate change’ industry was born and grew…and grew and grew again.
But one key player in the picture wasn’t cooperating. The central character – Mother Gaia herself. While the industry tried to convince everyone of imminent doom, she was a refusenik. And eventually her intransigence became too obvious to hide. [Via Justin Templer]