We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...scientists are not disinterested, they are interested, and as a consequence science is not dispassionate or fully transparent, rather it is human and partially arcane. As I argue elsewhere, science is not the public good of modern myth, it is a collegiate and quasi-private or invisible college good. That means, by the way, that it requires no public subsidies. More relevantly, it means that individual scientist’s pronouncements should be seen more as advertisements than as definitive.
Peer review, too, is merely a mechanism by which scientists keep a collective control over access to their quasi-private enterprise. One the e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia included this from Professor Phil Jones, referring to two papers that apparently falsified his work:- “I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”
Good post in Am Thinker. A point I've been saying for some time. That snow, falling at lower lattitudes, will reflect scads more solar radiaiton than if it were ice at the Arctic, ultimately leading to cooling.
Remember, the Arctic doesn't see sunlight during the winter, so all those dire warnings of reduced reflectivity with a melting icecap are pointless. (In fact it radiates more heat to empty space if it doesn't have a good reflective surface.)
Again, like the article says, all of this is due to negative feedbacks, which keep things in check. And if all of this seems like it's too good to be chance, as if a Designer were involved, well there's a reason for that too.