In another online life I enjoy exposing Holocaust Deniers (who doesn't enjoy a turkey shoot from time to time?
) and I've always thought that Climate Alarism is closer to HD than climate sceptics/realists are.
The alarmists still have a trick or two to learn yet though. One of the HD'ers methods invloves the same author writing various 'papers' under different names, often granting himself imaginary doctorates, and then quoting these 'paper's as support in other works. One particulary odious individual, Germar Rudolf, when asked why he did this explained that he has to be an engineer, historian, chemist, etc. all at the same time so it made sense to make up different personas and then cite them.
Maybe the alarmists take a similar view? It's not enough to only be a scientist but they must be scientist, activist, publicist, world-saving superhero, etc. so it would make perfect sense for one side of the personality to cite the other!
My tongue is firmly in my cheek with this post, btw, no one deserves to be compared to holocaust deniers.
Another technique is to get a colleague to write a paper and get it published in a "soft" journal, which will fill any gaps that you might have in your own, specifically so that you can cite it rather than lay out a weak argument in you own paper. Reviewers are less likely to drill down and check references, so you can build your paper on assertions imported from other papers, which have the apparent stamp of authority.