So begins the title of a new post that Warren Pearce has up at the blog titled “Making Science Public”, in which he briefly lays out his view on different types of climate change skepticism existing out there, arguing that they are not a collective monolith, and also making some points about labeling people who hold certain viewpoints.
This discussion looks potentially promising in that at least it’s not an off-the-rails type of thing that is so common on the web. You can get an idea of one of the roots of hostility on this topic just by reading the first twenty or so comments, but the author appears to want to get at a genuine understanding of the situation. Gavin Schmidt of NASA makes a helpful comment regarding his view, as do some others who view things differently. This kind of discussion is necessary and, along with Gavin, I wish Warren Pearce success in it.
I note as a further thought though that many of the comments consist mostly of the same old opinionated assertions so typical of these discussions and which go absolutely nowhere but down.