Scientific American: “Denial” Helps Us Cope with Our Collective Climate Grief
There is nothing tricky about global warming, or the skeptics position.
More below the break.
One psychiatrist believes something crackling stupid, and SciAm takes note? Psychiatry, and psychology, for that matter, are professions filled with fools, and charlatans. The research is nearly always unreproducible garbage, and only a fool would treat these people as other than uneducable, but clever, and credentialed quacks. There is a reason psychiatry is the lowest ranked profession for med students.
"If there is any “climate denial” occurring, it is a refusal by some parties to face the fact that climate models which predict global catastrophe have failed. There is no surge in sea levels, there is no accelerated rise in temperature, other than the gentle warming which started well before anthropogenic CO2 became a factor, and there is no increase in storm activity."
The denial is wholly on the side of the alarmist, and is driven by the empirically unsupported belief that warming post 1850 is nearly entirely related to human's releasing carbon into the atmosphere. The evidence simply does not support this assertion. And the only way this can be supported is to reduce the climate data set to a bit more than one hundred years, and then fudge the data. Small data sets allow much mischief.
The downfall of a once respectable scientific journal is always difficult, but falling into this idiot trap is too much.