When people have a stake in an unsupportable belief system, the only way to keep it going is to silence dissent. Communist governments do this because their system of governance defies human nature, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn documented.
Joe Romm has become a world class censor, because he can’t support the ideas presented on his blog. He wrote a nasty article this week accusing me of deceiving the SEARCH climate forecast team. I posted on his site clear documentation that his claims were false, and he refused to publish it or acknowledge his error.
If your ideas don’t hold up under scrutiny, then your only choice is to try to shut other people up. What a sad and pathetic way to go through life. Sooner or later we all face our maker.
When people say “the debate is over, time for action” what they are really saying is that they have no answer to your question.