How could I not. It's one of the most shameful examples of so called climate science. If you are serious about this do yourself a favor and read about the saga between Mann and McIntyre in detail. This is one of the major reasons I am skeptical about the anthropogenic causes of climate dynamics.
My concern, Sangoma, has been, what if these characters are right?
What do we do? I'm for more nuclear power. Our Russian friends created a big old fast neutron breeder reactor, the BN-800. The Chinese are buying one. The Chinese don't fuck around with power.
I don't want some sort of social regimentation. We have too much bureaucracy already. By his own admission Dead Man Walking is a bureaucrat. Are you impressed with his depth of thinking? I'm not. Nafod is basically a bureaucrat with tenure. He makes some good points, but unfortunately he runs to the Progressive Canon when he wants to make a point. Too much time in the Faculty Lounge I'd guess. Neither one is a bad person. I don't want people like them deciding my economic priorities.
I don't want some Hippy clowns making me go out and harvest biomass while they strum guitars and smoke dope. I don't want an energy poor world like what a lot of people in the developing world suffer today - half of the kids die of common diseases, people die young, lives are stunted. Live like paupers while the Big Shots tool around in jets.
A lot of the alternative energy sources are warmed over 18th century sources of power. They're not cutting edge, they're almost like Steampunk science fiction done with 21st century materials. Totally silly.
More people die falling off of windmills than die of nuclear power per Terawatt-Hour, even including Chernobyl and Fukushima. Nuclear power is more expensive than Coal power especially in the US. The Canadians in Ontario province get the bulk of their electric power from nuke power, it's pricey. So are windmills and solar cells.
You go to these people, discuss how to fix climate change. Their first reflex is some sort of social democracy, a bureaucracy at least. The biggest emitter of CO2 is China, a mixed economy under the control of a huge bureaucracy. This is our model of the future?
I had one sneer at me, "Technical fix". He wanted government power.
We're supposed to trust these people? These would be Philosopher Kings and Philosopher Queens who can't even manage their own affairs?
The fossil fuels are running out. Even if Peak Oil were a myth there is still only so much of it to go around. We need better, more compact and controllable sources of power. Wind mills and solar cells rely on the pity of Gaia. I don't believe in Gaia, I don't believe in social democracy and I don't trust bureaucrats to micromanage an economy.