This question comes on the heels of Ottawa Mike’s question regarding personal “testimonials” and how each person arrived at their present opinion of global warming. It is a very interesting and revealing question and can be found here.
My answer to this question is that I post primarily to provide a viewpoint that will force readers to reconsider assumptions and do further reading and research themselves before throwing their opinion around, or blindly believing everything they are told. Information is key to reaching solid conclusions, but there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation being posted.
I also post because I like to teach – something I’m no stranger to. I’ve given classes, seminars, and held community groups on a wide range of topics - often science-oriented – as diverse and complex as evolution, computer security, and global warming.
Although anyone is free to answer, I’m particularly interested in the answers of the usual suspects – you know who you are :-)