Re: Skeptics are irrelevent
Disdain Bill Robinson! Disdain!
Regarding "settled science"; I'm not entirely sure what that term even means in this context, but that the equilibrium climate sensitivity hasn't significantly changed since waaaaayyy back in the Charney Report over 30 years ago leads me to suspect that it is indeed far more "settled" then most other things lauded as "settled" by the political and chattering class. Laffer curves, fiscal multipliers, etc., etc.
Six Phases of a Project: (1)Enthusiasm (2)Disillusionment (3)Panic (4)Search for the Guilty (5)Punishment of the Innocent (6)Praise and Honors for the Non-Participants