I think most climate science research is like voodoo witch doctor stuff. Reading tree rings and trying to predict temperatures based on whatever muck they dig out of the ice I don't really call it science. More like trying to carbon date a strand of hair to tell you what flavor ice cream King Tut liked.
Climate science has become a religion of reading off a list of "records", ignoring 100+ years of diverging recording methods over significant spans of a record that is both incomplete and faulty (and a completely blank record prior to that); then making blanket assumptions about critical historical data, and declaring doom on the basis of them. We're talking a Planet of the Apes mentality here. I think they are just full of shit they don't know half what they claim to know.
They're like the scientists who work for the poultry industry that tell you eggs are good for you.
In reality they have a bare
understanding of what a 4.5 billion year old planet has been like for the last 50 years or so. So what do they know about what kind of weather is normal? Who's to say.
AGW cultists don't like having to acknowledge there is serious doubt about their fervent beliefs. It detracts from the zeal of their faith based ideology. For warmists, it's like accidentally picturing your mother in law right before you're about to sublimate, like all that mental masturbation was for nothing and only resulted in a ruined orgasm.
Conservatives, if you want to play with house money, by all means keep humoring them and yourselves with these nonsensical arguments about whose tea leaves are better documented. Just keep in mind, you own the box but they own the factory.