Description. – How to suggest that AGW only works because of
[OLIVER] Without a paradigm shift, the path of climate diplomacy leads directly into self-inflicted irrelevance and “the end of climate policy”.
[JUDY] There has been a particularly toxic positive feedback loop between climate science and policy and politics, whose direction has arguably been reversed as result of [#ButCG].
[REINER] It is perhaps not remarkable that we see a ‘leading figure’ in the philosophy of science defend questionable practices which have been modelled (not by accident I suppose) after the famous [#ButCG].
Objections and Replies
§1. Motivated reasoning! –
We all display motivated reasoning. As such, the accusation obtains trivially. The question being begged is if how motivated reasoning impacts the AGW theory.
§2. Ideology! – Ideology always seems to be what otters hold. Whining about ideology looks like a trick to bypass engineering real solutions.
§3. Politics! –
Many climate scientists are life-long Republicans: Jim Hansen, Karl Emanuel, Richard Alley, etc.
§4. Paradigm shifts!
We always need a new paradigm.
§5. Noble cause corruption. –
§6. Grift. – Fame and fortune awaits the one who would falsify AGW. Joining the Contrarian Matrix is the most expedient way to get klout – look at Judy.
Where’s there’s money, there’s grift. Grift without money could in theory be possible, i.e. ideology, but if it does not translate into money who cares.