|I've had more than my share of "discussions" with my sister, as well as my Uncle, who is a retired geologist and also brainwashed by the AGW argument.|
Neither of them had heard about the decline of Phytoplankton, or the "Iron Hypothesis" until I brought it up and explained it to them..
But it was a quintessential "Churchill moment" as they "stumbled over the truth, but quickly picked themselves up hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
Climatology, and especially Paleo-Climatology, has been shaped by so many different influences that no one scientific discipline has a monopoly on the truth about it.
And certainly no one should attempt to define and explain it as dogmatically as Al Gore and so many others do, as they attempt to label "deniers" as scientific heretics for not just having "faith" in the conclusions they've already arrived at.
I'm not a "denier". I'm a "Show Me da Data" and let's test and retest it.. And let's not pretend that 5-10 years worth of climate trend (whether hotter or cooler) represents a long-term foregone conclusion..
But I also believe we need to have backup plans in place to mitigate any sudden climatic change, no matter what the cause. Pumping sulphur into the upper atmosphere is a plausible, and inexpensive, solution to global warming.. However, halting a sudden drop in temperatures would seem to be more difficult to achieve.