Some of my recent posts here on this blog have been responses to what I sensed as a sort of guilt by association people felt if in the presence of a ´´Denier´, that suspected denier being yours truly.
The Mc Carthyism aspects and the ad hominem discourse on this important question have been troubling me for some time. Scepticism does not change the truth of any proposition, Scepticism is an important ingredient in the scientific method. The 97% consensus regarding ´Climate Science´, the part of the ´Science ´which is purported to be ´Settled´ are really all rather vague and ill-defined terms which I find a little confusing. On Scepticism when asked 10 out of 10 scientists would confirm that they prefer it.
So in the spirit of having nothing to fear but fear itself and hope to give, Activists and Deniers alike a rest from the usual debunking industry fare: here, is my best shot at a balanced collection of what I have found to be informative and thought-provoking material. I quote extensively from the IPCC. The reports are actually rather more measured than the summaries for the policymakers and press. The parts from the scientific community are evidence that scientific scepticism is alive and well. You can take the Scepticism out of the Scientism, But you can not take the Sceptic out of the scientist.
November The 5th
Bonfires Flames and Embers
Around the bonfires stand communities
Children Burn Sparklers and Adults Candles
Effigies atop the bonfire fear the flames
At the seat of the Fire Embers Accumulate
Dreaming at Home Communities retire
Slumber hangs over the Town
The Bonfire smolders unobserved
Effigies, Sparklers and Candles All Embers Now
Flames lick the skies spectacular
Sparklers delight and perform fleetingly
Candles support but one fragile flame
Embers , wax and Magnesia
Calliopsis or Magnesia fueled from embers
The Health of the embers combustible flames
Who celebrates the embers endeavors
Who sees the symbiosis of the combustion and the fuel
All fate leads into the embers
All Embers fate to blow as dust
All Flames from the embers driven
Do the flames celebrate the embers for their finery?
Roger G lewis 2016.
An empirical spatiotemporal description of the global surface-atmosphere
carbon fluxes: opportunities and data limitations
ADOLF HOEL: THE NORWEGIAN
SVALBARD EXPEDITIONS 1906-192
“It will without doubt have come to your Lordship’s knowledge that a
considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have
taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that
has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an
impenetrable barrier of ice has been during the last two years, greatly abated.
(This) affords ample proof that new sources of warmth have been opened
and give us leave to hope that the Arctic Seas may at this time be more
accessible than they have been for centuries past, and that discoveries may
now be made in them not only interesting to the advancement of science but
also to the future intercourse of mankind and the commerce of distant
President of the Royal Society, London, to the Admiralty, 20th November,