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Joseph, couldn't agree more.
I'm not a climatologist. I'm an engineer with a good statistics background and some common sense. I find the justification of anthropological global warming to be riddled with serious holes.
Yet, if you just apply logic and question the litany, you're considered a 'denier.'
I'm open to AGW. And I don't deny that mean surface temperature appears to have gone up in a significant way in the last few decades (although our climate has been much hotter in the not too distant past). I also understand the science behind the greenhouse effect. All of that makes sense to me.
What doesn't make sense is the politicalization of this topic and the maniacal focus on CO2 versus other important topics like clean drinking water, particulates in the air, etc. Also, the claims that global warming is bad and/or leads to a more volatile climate are even harder to prove, IMO.
To me, when people assume that AGW is settled, bad and we must take draconian measures to cap CO2, they're just showing their mathematical and economic ignorance. Sadly, that ignorance is now in abundance.