If a global warming person changes his mind, he likely won't say so because bennies are too good in the 'climate' family.
3/1/11, "How the climate change gravy train rolls," Max Borders, WashingtonExaminer.com, opinion
"Sometimes it’s not so much about the salary. There are a lot of ancillary benefits to being a climate catastrophist. Allow me to list some:
- People know your name. You enjoy fame.
- The New York Times writes about you. TV people interview you on the news.
- You get to wallow in rectitude as you shout your warnings to all of humanity.
- People pay you to speak at events.
- You enjoy higher status in the Guild that is higher education.
- You get more money for your department and your university than the quiet ones.
- Big wigs and corporate rent-seekers take you to lavish dinners (at least).
- Your journal articles provide fodder for the second-hand dealers and activists.
- You gain the veneration of your peers (if they buy your results).
- You’re “important” and you get to belong to elite clubs (like the IPCC).
- no incentive to admit errors,
- inter-dependence is staggering once you really start looking.
Of course, the mainstream media and all those, like Timmer, who sip from the climate information cascades, want to believe the master narrative. They don’t want to think there are some nefarious forces behind
this venal and wasteful web of relationships.
Indeed, even if Michael Mann was able through computer models magically to limn our climate future to the last detail, we would still have to look at the Climate Industrial Complex and shudder."...
Reference: 3/2/11, "More on the climate gravy train," WashingtonExaminer.com, Iain Murray, opinion
"So global warming professors are the tenth highest paid profession in the nation and the
- third highest paid profession in the public sector.
In terms of median earnings, they are paid as much as the average private sector CEO.
- Mothers, have your daughter marry a global warming professor!"