Originally Posted by tiptap
So with the reduction in research as part of the cut back in government spending, where will this continued research get money on all the fronts of efficiency, conservation and alternate energy systems. Will we get it from coal, oil and gas? Their economic interest is seems un-altruistic.
As far as being a white knight, you have offered no hypothesis to account for any change in temperature. That better solution would be a white knight. No you are a diligent skeptic. Needed but to accept that we can not have any level of understanding, that the physics applied to atmosphere cannot be done, is to leave the area to mysticism. And to being hijacked by those whose religion is profit alone.
That post came full circle. You start out talking about research money and then finish by implying that you can't trust those with a vested financial interest.
There isn't any money in saying that the sky isn't falling (if you're a researcher). What does that say for their motivations?