JC comment: I think the the concept of error cascade is interesting and relevant to climate science. I think this particular article goes over the top in essentially dismissing all of AGW as junk science, but I think his perception is correct in that once you start invoking scientific consensus and deniers, you lay yourselves open to the charge of junk science.
...With regards to this statement: “Eventually, one of the factoids generated by an error cascade is going to collide with a well-established piece of evidence from another research field that is not subject to the same groupthink.” It seems to me that any such challenge from outside the field would most likely come from the solar community.
Solyndra. The Fiat 500. Obamacare. All spectacular product failures from an administration that has staked billions on its expertise in picking the future. Add one more. As Pollowitz points out nearby, the Chevy Volt — one reason that the White House deemed GM’s bailout as essential to America — is #3 on Yahoo! Finance’s list of Worst Product Flops of 2011
[Delingpole] One of my resolutions this year is to write as little as possible about global warming. Not only will it make my wife much happier but it will also free me up to talk about more important things such as monetary collapse, hyperinflation and the imminent end of Western civilisation. Oh and also there's hardly much need for my input on climate change any more. That's because, basically, my side has won...We're on the lying liars' case. As we saw in Climategate and Climategate 2.0 the Warmist establishment – and that's everyone from the climate "scientists" at the CRU to the IPCC to the Royal Society to the EPA to the entire Obama administration – is so slippery and devious it makes Wormtongue look purer than Sir Galahad. But these days they're so discredited that their bluster, appeals to authority and outright lies just don't seem to work any more.
There is nothing that plants hate more than warmth, water and fertilizer. They prefer cold, dry, nutrient deficient conditions. Every global warming reporter understands that.