As part of a reply to a fatuous column "What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?" Christopher Monckton wrote (LINK - WUWT):
The answer: a rational, scientific case rooted in established theory and data would convince me that manmade climate change is a problem. That it is real is not in doubt, for every creature that breathes out emits CO2 and thus affects the climate.
The true scientific question, then, is not the fatuous question whether “Man-Made Climate Change Is Real” but how much global warming our sins of emission may cause, and whether that warming might be more a bad thing than a good thing.Lord Monckton then detailed "The tax-gobblers’ mighty mountain."
|Step 10. Would the benefit outweigh the cost?|
|Step 9. Can we afford the cost of CO2 mitigation?|
|Step 8. Will any realistic measures avert the danger?|
|Step 7. Will warmer worldwide weather be dangerous?|
|Step 6. Will temperature feedbacks amplify that warming?|
|Step 5. Will greenhouse-gas emissions cause much warming?|
|Step 4. Are humankind raising CO2 concentration substantially?|
|Step 3. Are humankind increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration?|
|Step 2. Is a consensus among climate experts compatible with science?|
|Step 1. Has any climate warming beyond natural variability taken place?|