The theory of runaway global warming proposed that increased levels os CO2 would heat the atmosphere, thereby cause arctic and antarctic melting, thereby releasing more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, thereby creating a feedback loop of ever hotter—and more catastrophic—consequences.
Well, that hasn’t happened yet—but the Warm-Mongers themselves are on a rampage:
This situation provides a nice illustration of what is wrong with a some aspects of climate science today — a few scientists motivated by a desire to influence political debates over climate change have embellished claims, such as related to disasters, which then risks credibility when the claims are exposed as embellishments. To make matters worse, these politically motivated scientists have fallen in with fellow travelers in the media, activist organizations and in the blogosphere who are willing not only to look past such embellishments, but to amplify them and attack those who push back. These dynamics are reinforcing and have led small but vocal parts of the climate scientific community to deviate significantly from widely-held norms of scientific practice.
Quite. Far from pushing the science, climate change Chicken Littles are perverting the scientific method.
And taking the scalps of those who dare to say so:
Five days ago I critiqued a shoddy paper by Brysse et al. 2013 which appeared in the journal Global Environmental Change. Today I received notice from the GEC editor-in chief and executive editor that I have been asked to “step down from the Editorial Board.” They say that it is to “give other scientists the chance to gain experience of editorial duties.”
Over the past 20 years I have served on the editorial boards of about a dozen or so academic journals. I have rolled off some when my term was up, and continued for many years with others. I have never received a mid-term request to step down from any journal.
While climate change nonsense broadly infects the entire political spectrum, it is especially virulent on the Left. Academia, too, is rife with Leftist/Marxist (Stalinist) ideology. Ditto the media and the environmental lobby.
What are the odds of getting a straight story, let alone some kind of objective science, out of that assemblage of asininity? Science would say slim to none.