Jim Goad writes (and provides valuable hyperlinks):
Unlike the majority of people—who seem to allow their ideology to automatically form their opinions for them—I don’t have an opinion on the massively complicated topic of anthropogenic climate change because I readily admit I am not even remotely well-informed enough on the matter to venture an opinion without feeling like a moron about it. I will note that the Climategate controversy of 2009 made me slightly skeptical of the zealotry of those who’d wish to jail anyone that challenges the party line about it. And the mantra that 97% of scientists agree with the party line—a quotient bandied about by committed globalists such as Barack Obama and John Kerry—has been thoroughly eviscerated because it was based on a single flawed study that included even the “deniers” as part of the 97%.
The fact that over 31,000 scientists have signed a petition saying that humans aren’t causing global warming should cast at least a tinge of honest doubt about whether the matter is “settled.” So should Al Gore’s prediction that the North Pole’s ice cap would disappear by 2013, when the fact is that it has increased significantly in size since 2012. So should the fact that a hearty 95% of global-warming models have proved to be wrong.