Wow… just wow…
While I have had such experiences before with Open Mind, the latest bruhaha is truly disappointing.
Grant seems to think that curve fits are useful in identifying future trends and yet he also denies that there can be any future trend analysis. Out of one side of his mouth he says that extrapolations are stupid, but he then turns around and says that the data shows that the sea level rise is accelerating. It’s not! The only thing that shows an acceleration is the curve fit (a cubic)!
As you can see from my last post, I had written a rather lengthy response to his accusational post. The result? Of the six points I wanted to make, he kept one. ONE!
Way to open up the dialog, Grant! Now go back and tell everyone that claiming the data shows an acceleration to STOP USING THE CURVE FIT TO EXTRAPOLATE!
Which leads me to the TRUE message of this teachable moment: Grant Foster refuses to allow even the semblance of an open dialog! And the gall he must have to call his blog “Open Mind”.