LMAO! I haven't heard this particular argument before.<quoted text>
There are individuals who study climate, but there are no defined criteria for certifying "climatologists." The "professional experts" are self-proclaimed.
I guess if you discredit all scientists as "self-proclaimed", then you are free to believe whatever you like because you've eliminated objective authority on scientific issues.
That's very convenient for maintaining a radical and destructive political ideology. But not very helpful if you want to accurately perceive the world and reality.
Your choice, I guess. I believe I'll stick with the reality-based universe, thanks.