I don't follow his politics or am I even aware of them.
I suppose if I look at the all the voices that have different views than those put forth by the IPCC, they will all have the same political views?
If so, this issue is even more muddied than I originally thought.
My point is that to assume that either of our opinions are rational and not swayed by the prejudices we bring strikes me as a touch arrogant. Of course, I write this knowing that I have prejudices and am perhaps making a virtue of that.
I think there are some on the left who love the idea of climate change. It suits the narrative of "we are all guilty!".
Equally, there are those on the right who would always reject it, as it goes against a narrative of us all only being responsible for ourselves.
The narrative that suits our political view will more readily seem more reasonable and logical to us.
Unfortunately, on this, I fear the "We are all guilty" brigade are right. They are right by coincidence and it is actually very unfortunate. I would much prefer they were wrong, but while the vast mojority of people who actually get their hands dirty studying this for real are overwhelmingly on the side of it being a valid (though of course imperfect) model, then I am prepared to accept it.