Stephen Wilde wrote:You yourself have said that a tone of denigration in a post (such as you now display) indicates that the poster has lost the argument.
Let me remind you of the post which lead me to call the amateur climate experts without education "dabblers":
stephen wilde wrote:All those climatologists have career and grant driven obsessions with competing narrow specialisms and none of them know enough about the big picture to put their own bits of knowledge in a global perspective.
That is why the current climate debate has been abandoned by all those grant supported professionals and it is now only the independent (minded and financial) generalists who have any useful contribution to make.
Now you go on to state:
stephen wilde wrote:Of course, if all those wonderful scientists ever actually manage to predict a change in trend then I would be happy to take them seriously.
In return I should be taken seriously having predicted the recent changes in trend both as regards global temperature and Arctic ice and having put forward plausible mechanisms.
It is now for the planet to diverge from the expectations raised by my theories and if it does then I will acknowledge that.
What would be your position if the planet continues to do as I expect ?
Of course amateur climatologists, who have no real scientific education or expertise, and no reputation to protect, are free to make predictions about the immediate future, based on less knowledge and the luxury of nothing to lose. No one in authority would pay any attention or hold them accountable for mistakes.