Who is "smearing", twisty?<quoted text>
I appreciate the civility of your post!! It's nice to actually see dialogue.
1. The theory of AGW is that as CO2 rises, temperature rise.
2. That the 20th century increase in temperatures is unprecedented.
3. That CO2 is the main driver of the climate and that man is mostly responsible for the increase in the temperatures due to the burning of fossil fuels.
4. That climate modeling is able to predict what will happen in the future.
This is what the debate is about. So when we talk about the past temperatures, it is important in the debate as part of the theory is that 20th century warming is unprecedented and when we see CO2 continuing to increase but temperatures staying flat for 17 years, then that needs to be investigated more thoroughly. I find it interesting that so many people believe in consensus science, as science is all about being skeptical. How can we ever progress if we don't let those scientists who are skeptical speak out without fear of being smeared? For example, when I posted about Dyson's views on global warming and climate models, one of the others on this board was trying to portray him as someone with crazy ideas who doesn't have a grasp on the science of biology. There are many scientists now questioning the Earth's cooling ability and they are saying that the models aren't reliable. So we have far to go in this science, it's really just in its infancy, far from settled.
Who was so frightened by the graph below that she attacked the author as "deceptive" and "a con artist"- baseless slander?
You lie and slander and then expect a nice civil dialogue?
Who is the sceptical scientist you flaunt? A 90 year old man who hasn't studied climate science for 30 years.
When he did, the group he was part of came to the conclusion that:
"...human activities, notably deforestation and burning of fossil fuels, were contributing to pronounced changes in the global climate."
That's right: the consensus for 30 years has been that human activity is causing global warming.
All deniers can do is quote a few sceptics whose ideas go against the evidence.
Which is why twisty kristy aka krusty the clown is not here for a polite debate.
She is here to throw muck.