I haven't done much on the climate science denial front lately, since it's gotten too depressing, especially for those of us who pay attention to the increasing imbalance and the ongoing and unsustainable degradation of our Earth's biosphere.
Besides, seems to me it's not a problem with climate sciences, or the scientists who do it, we have achieved a plenty good at understanding the mechanisms unfolding within our global heat and moisture distribution engine and biosphere. (Just need to be willing to do your homework and honestly learn about it.)
The problem is with the delusional thinking people love to wrap themselves within.
Which is why I've move on a bit and why I undertook: Donald Hoffman Playing Basketball In Zero-gravity, my book review and student resource building project.
Interestingly, lately I've been thinking about Ben Santer and how he's been doing these days - since his case, seemed to me, one of the first where climate science denialists showed their complete willingness to engage in no holds barred, malicious, ruthless misrepresentations, character assassinations, and dirty tricks. Then I read the following and figured why not give it a little more web presence, it's worth reading and thinking about.
August 27, 2020 - TheConversation.com
May 16, 2014 - BillMoyers.com
February 12, 2012 - SkepticalScience.com
February 24, 2010 - RealClimate.org
Dr. Ben Santer: ' ism Has No Place at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory'
Posted on 25 May 2021 by Guest Author, Ben Santer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Professor Steven Koonin to give a seminar on May 27, 2021. Professor Koonin’s seminar will cover material contained in a book he published on May 4. His book is entitled “Unsettled”. Its basic thesis is that science is not trustworthy.) has invited
Professor Koonin is not ascientist. I am. I have worked at since 1992. My primary job is to evaluate computer models of the . I also seek to improve understanding of human and natural influences on .
In collaboration with scientific colleagues around the world, our research group at human “ at Earth’s surface, in the s” in temperature changes , and in the oceans. We have also found human s in rainfall and moisture. ’s research is one small part of a large body of evidence that contributed to scientific findings of a “discernible human influence on global ”.has identified
I have interacted with Professor Koonin since late 2013. Back then, he argued that uncertainties in science were large and were not fully acknowledged by scientists. In his view, science was not sufficiently “mature” to be useful to policymakers. Similar claims are advanced in his new book.
It is simply untrue that Prof. Koonin is confrontingscientists with unpleasant facts they ignored or failed to understand.