You still haven't answered the question about who your favourite armchair experts are - the answer should be very illuminating.
To be perfectly honest, I don't have one. There are a number of "actual" experts in the media who I respect - David Attenborough, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox, Ross Garnaut (not a scientist).
As to commentators, I have no interest in the views of armchair experts pushing an agenda contrary to the consensus of real experts. I am sick of the conspiracy theories, the proofs of incompetence, bias etc. Even if true, none of that is proof that climate change is not happening. Show me some evidence - the researchers have.
You want to talk about bias? The "nay" side are the experts eg Murdoch media constantly reports the "nay" case without seeking an opinion from the other side.
Even if we don't believe in climate change, the rest of the world does. Australia's interests would be best served by policy decisions that take advantage of that fact.
‘The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.’—Ross Garnaut
Maybe you should run one of your famous surveys to see if you get a 97% consensus on climate change. I would think that there would be a fairly representative group of people with science, engineering and other technical qualifications on this forum - I bet you won't get a 97% consensus with your views.
If you (or someone else) does run a survey - make sure the questions are not "leading" or biased.
Why? What would it prove? How many of us are experts? All it would tell us is something about public opinion and how representative of the general public, this forum is. We are mostly rev-heads after all.
77% of Australians in this survey believe CC is occurring. https://www.abc.net....itudes/11484690
Edited by gruntguru, 16 January 2020 - 23:14.