More on von Storch

As reported in the media, an interview with Von Storch:

In which case you’d be running the risk of loosing your credibility?

“That’s exactly the point that I don’t like: that in the end we lose our credibility. For outsiders it always looks a bit like us climate scientists jump to any explanation that doesn’t go against our basic assumption – that CO2 is behind global warming. I do believe that this basic assumption is right, but it could also be that there are other factors we’ve underestimated so far.”

Too much “certainty” can be a bad thing.

2 comments on “More on von Storch

  1. No, the only responsible thing to do is look at the evidence and the method and see if they are scientific. Climate change science is seriously flawed. Data is not shared. Studies are not replicated. There’s even some evidence that different computers running different models give different results. The temperature is not rising, there was no hole in the troposphere, and the Arctic is refreezing very rapidly (after thawing faster than the models predicted). I was willing to give advocates that ONE of these did not call into very serious question the entire theory of warming, but we are now at three failures. Even the IPCC cannot figure out how to deal with the failure. This is seriously flawed and I would be very foolish to believe it, no matter what the anointed experts say (Yes, anointed–there are many, many experts that disagree. Those are the experts whose claims match the data and method, not the anointed ones. So I follow the science and the experts who use that science.)

  2. youkipper says:

    That is the way real science works. Everything is always expressed as degrees of certainty, including gravity!

    But is it rational or responsible to wait ad infinitum for the possibility that other factors are responsible? If most of the experts agree with a high degree of certainty than the only responsibility is to take it seriously.

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