Quote:Agree with the earlier suggestions. I, too would like to see a slightly different structure.
I have already followed Doug's post #4 suggestions.It is a lot better than it was.I deliberately kept the URL visible
in case there is an error in it that can be fixed on your own,when you want to visit the chosen link.
Quote:I have found navigating the evidence and opinions on AGW over the past couple of months to be a real trial. Both "camps" have large followings and the overwhelming impression is of a major example of public information warfare the likes of which I have not seen before.
I have found that except for rare places,any AGW believing websites are very bad to participate in,since you will be strongly censored such as at Realclimate,Daily Kos and several others who are very passionate defenders of the AGW hypothesis.
Realclimate is a well known censor of civil comments that are not supportive of their unverified AGW hypothesis,especially when they are inconvenient.
Richard Courtney who is a forum member here was banned by Joe Romm (who is a member here too) a while back,despite that Richard was not abusive or hostile in his brief time at that place.
There are no AGW believers who are members here except Joe Romm who has not posted here at all.Therefore this is a quiet restful forum for those who want a relaxed discussion and help educate the public who does lurk here.
I have tried a few times to have AGW believers come here to provide a counterpoint to the skeptical members of the forum,but they never come because they know I would tolerate a fair,civil and moderator watched discussion.
Most at large Global Warming believers are known to be nothing more than lemmings following someone such Al $$$ Gore and slurp up every bit of that mans drivel,thus remain in abject ignorance.hence the reason why I have a forum section just for Al Gore,for the purpose of exposing what a climate flim flam artist he really is.
Quote:(I have seen a similar phenomenon in respect of 9/11, excepting that the dominant belief is the generally accepted "truth" and the skeptics and conspiracy theorists are firmly on the fringe. My personal assessment is that the evidence in terms of the physics does not support global building collapse without large injection of energy (plane + fuel is a mere fraction of what is required). What small amounts of robust evidence there is has been discussed on boards and swamped by trolls and shills to dilute the message in the evidence.)
I pass over this provocative statement.
Quote:Any citizen of earth looking to make up their own mind on AGW would find a religious information war and no good reason to change their mind. Climategate has helped immeasurably, but the mainstream media is still decidedly unscientific in approach.
I find that most people are ignorant on the subject and therefore have no grounds to make up their minds on.
I have encountered many of them,who make dogmatic statement,then when I asked them simple questions such as;what is the most common "greenhouse" gas,they are wrong 99% of the time.But they continue to assert that they know what they are talking about,when actually 99% of them do not even know what the AGW believing scientists believe about CO2's role.
They do not realize that even AGW believing scientists agree that CO2 BY ITSELF
has little warm forcing capability,since it is on a LOGARITHMIC trend.
Quote:I believe there is a need for:
a. somewhere to find a critique/classification of web sites on AGW (I found Ross McKitrick's page helpful http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/cc.html but a board that is updated would be better) - perhaps a pro-AGW sites forum and skeptics forum
b. somewhere where people can find evidence - perhaps key published papers as posts under key topics
c. somewhere where people can discuss evidence in a scientific manner free from irrelevant rants
A) If you look around at skeptic sites,they already have a lot of web site links listed on their front page of blogs
.I have a climate skeptic blog too with a good list of skeptic links and a special link to the alarmist links as well.
B) I have been trying.There were a bunch of scientists who joined the forum last summer,but not a single science paper has been offered for me to post.It is the layman who seems to have more interest in educating the public than those scientists who are members here (who does nothing) by posting at their precious (country club) closed
climate science forum composed of many scientists who seem to prefer shutting out the public.
I have tried to have them post a few here as part of educating the public,but noooo they like being with a club and leave us peons behind.Sometimes people like Dr. Ball,Tim Harris,Dr. Carter and a depressingly few others does bother to post at places like Canada Free Press and The Australian.Otherwise they gab in closed forums,thus depriving the public.
Richard Courtney is one rare scientist who cares to post out in the public in several locations including here,and we are much better for it.I keep hoping a few of those scientists who registered here would bother to post once in a while,otherwise why did they bother to join in the first place?
I think many of them lack balance,since they show obvious reluctance to post in civil climate forums and blogs,where the information starved public have visited.
C) Sadly people do not seem to consider this forum as one such place since not a single member is a AGW believer except Joe Romm,who has not done anything.Maybe he does not realize that he can post here as long as he is reasonably civil,just like everyone else should
Ironically most debates seem to happen at POLITICAL forums,where there is off and on discussions going on.But at skeptical forums there are very little traffic in them since most AGW believers seem to think the Science is settled therefore no discussion is really needed.But of course they irrationally continue to support future climate science research,despite saying that the science is settled.
You are welcome to send me PM's of suggested science papers and worthy articles to read (those that the average public can understand the main points) for me to post.
Harpospoke is the forum Moderator who has been adding links in his special forum,for the purpose of making information available to the public.Maybe you can annoy him a little with link suggestions as well.
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.
–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952