I think this is an amazing thing for Scott Adams, the author of Dilbert, to do. Scott is not what I would consider a climate skeptic. But, his challenge is amazingly simple and direct. This is the type of thinking I love. His humor about corporate life and management is often too true.
See his: The Climate Science Challenge. My challenge for warmers is to find something wrong with his challenge and explain why it is wrong.
I am not about to give that T supporter a website hit.
I love the incurious, intolerant, closed minded people… you can hide and never even know what we are talking about or whether Scott was on your side or not.
Simple: he goes after models. The consensus is based on the existing data. http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
I take it you didn’t read Scott’s article because your comment doesn’t make sense in regard to it.
You appear to have missed the point. Scott didn’t question the data or models but, whether any climate knowledgeable scientist is part of the consensus. Can you point to even one that meets Scott’s request?
Can anyone show where the UN’s models that predict CO2 influenced warming have any degree of accuracy (model predicted coming temps)? Which is what the 97% number is about.
Little things create skeptics, like: the latter part of the Carboniferous, the Permian and the first half of the Triassic period, 250-320 million years ago, carbon dioxide concentration was half what it is today (200+/-ppm) but the temperature was 10ºC higher than today.
And: during the Permian-Triassic boundary period CO2 levels were in the 3,000ppm range, 7.5 times more than today and it wan’t much warmer.
One of the more interesting things in the line of Climate-gate is the coming NASA-gate. You can see the evidence that will soon hit the fan for yourself. Look for the ‘highest temperature since 1880 whatever year’ charts published by NASA. Go back 5 years (2011 or 10) find the same chart, then to 2005, etc back to 1960. Compare the historic temperatures NASA reported to days reports. What do you find? (Remember. You are looking for charts prepared in those years.)
Another place where free speech disappears is in NASA. The methods for adjustments they do to the surface temperature measurements are restricted. No body can see the methods and equations. Do you remember what happened with East Anglia, the worlds temperature adjustment center, they got their email released and their methods revealed?
NASA avoids the open scientific method that allows other scientists to examine and check their work. Why?