I bristle when people confidently state that climate science is settled.
That is a straw man argument. As I mentioned earlier, science is never settled. What we have told you, repeatedly, is that 98 percent of climate scientists agree mankind’s CO2 emissions are driving climate change. That is consensus, not settled science.
No human can understand or predict climate or weather.
That is just plain wrong. You are ignoring James Hansen’s 1988 testimony before Congress where he correctly predicted global temperatures in 2008.
The system is large complex and dynamic. Time scales are too long and historical data compromised at best.
How are the historical data compromised?
People like simple answers and crave consensus…...I know that I do…...
There are no simple answers. As you noted, climate is complex, but the cause of current unprecedented global climate change is clear.
I may stand on shaky ground…
Then why do you insist upon believing nonscientists who receive energy company money for spreading false information?
... but I don’t think that we are going to see any consensus with third world nations giving up energy sources because other countries tell them they must for the good of the planet.
The third world countries are trying to get the United States to take the lead on mitigating climate change.
I do not want a single central world government….
Who is advocating a central world government? This is another straw man argument.
I am ignorant in so many areas…..but that is not stopping me. Change takes work.
Then educate yourself. We have given you the links.