måndag 16 december 2013
Why Skeptics Soon Will Stop Quarreling
There are many brands of skepticism to CO2-alarmism, from "deniers" and "slayers" to "lukewarmers", which have been quarreling with each other frantically over the years, while there is only one brand of climate alarmism. How can it be?
This is probably because there may be many aspects which are wrong and thus to be skeptic about, in a message of alarm based on incorrect physics. There is no reason to quarrel about the exact formulation of a false statement, as long as the falseness itself is not an issue. But there may be many ways in which a false statement is wrong and to express what is the biggest error may be, and has been, stirring up quarrel.
This can be avoided by understanding that it is the union of all errors which forms the totality of skepticism, not the intersection with a least common denominator of error. As alarmism is now collapsing, I think skeptics will be led away from internal quarrels into more of unification, which however will not serve any real purpose, because CO2-alarmism is dead anyway, thanks to the choir of all different brands of skeptics.