On the one hand we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but& which means that we must include all the doubts, caveats, ifs and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists, but human beings as well. And like most people, we'd like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climate change. To do that we have to get some broad-based support, to capture the public's imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This double ethical bind which we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both. ~ Climatologist Stephen Schneider
"We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy." ~ Senator Timothy Wirth
"I agree with Nick that climate change might be a better labelling than global warming." ~ IPCC, Bo Kjellen
To a thinking person, does one "avg" temperature for the globe even make sense? What would it mean?
Finally when people yell "Dunning-Kruger", typically they are the ones unable to recognize their own incompetence. They know just enough to use the terms, but not really understand their incompetence on the topics at hand. IOW they aren't Experts but proclaim they are.
In fact they use the term "science" incorrectly.
See I don't need to know the papers, I know science, its a process not an answer, and authors and scientist of these papers are changing their tune to the over reaction of people like YOU, and Greta Thunberg.
UN climate chief: Stop worrying and have babies
Climate change may well be a problem, but the chief of the United Nations' agency on climate says it won't destroy the world " and shouldn't stop young people from having children. Alarmist rhetoric from "doomsters and extremists" that babies will destroy the planet "resembles religious extremism" and "will only add to [young women's] burden" by "provoking anxiety," he said.