A well known climate scientist, Judith Currey, has recently made a name for herself by daring to challenge her collegues to employ their own brains and resist the urge to get caught up in the multi billion dollar business of climate science.
In the comments section from this excellent piece from Scientific American, someone writes:
This goes back to something Czech President Vaclav Klaus said in his talk at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London this week:
It is not that simple to tell who is and who is not a climatologist or an expert on climate change and global warming. Ross McKitrick once said that there is no such thing as an expert on global warming, because no one can master all the relevant subjects. On the subject of climate change everyone is an amateur on many if not most of the relevant topics.
Reminds me of Michael Crichton’s favorite rejoiner to the arguement from scientific consensus. Consensus is not science. Any time someone attempts to persuade us with an appeal to either the authorities or the majority we should reach for our wallets because we can be sure we are being conned.