'The public concern is whether scientists agree that we are due for dangerous warming and other problematic climate change due to continued GHG emissions. The past is past. It is the future we should be concerned about. Several authors point out that the Anderegg et al is therefore not helpful to today's debate'
'It works thusly: the IPCC goes out among the credentialed and asks, 'Doest thou agree with me?' If the answer be 'Aye', the person is added to the Nice list; if it be 'Nay', the unfortunate is entered into the Persona Non Grata ledger. The IPCC then reports that there is a consensus among its membership, and that because this consensus is a consensus, its conclusions are beyond question'