Somewhat to my surprise I find myself largely in agreement with Charles Krauthammer on climate change. He writes:
I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.
As I said yesterday I would have a lot more confidence in the claims of the advocates if there weren’t so many snake oil schemes. As the old rabbinic saying goes, “If a woman comes from a far country and tells you she’s divorced, believe her.”
The balance of his column is about the fatuousness of “settled science”.