Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla
Good to see you back with your "nobody knows anything", "empirical analyses are merely entertainment" bent.
No, I am all about accurate empirical analysis. When you conveniently leave out or minimize things like solar activity and cherry pick data sets and rely on shortcuts in your models... you aren't engaged in proper empirical analysis of any kind.
In engineering and science, we aren't allowed to make assumptions or guesses and pass them off as facts. I would wager that most respected climatologists don't. (I have read many reports that said one thing and then read "summaries" that completely lie about them, unfortunately it happens all the ****ing time these days and not just in regards to climate science.) The media and people like Direckshun misinterpret and misrepresent their work to push their own agendas. That is what bothers me the most.