This week, I received a comment from a somewhat prominent climate denier (we’ll call him Larry…), which as per my unwritten policy I dealt with off-line. Here’s how it panned out…
Having researched the climate science for 8 years, I can conclude there is no science that shows the planet will overheat from CO2 emissions. The IPCC has good scientists who submit and review for it like Lindzen, Christie, McKitrick etc These guys are the top in their fields on climate research and they show the warming from CO2 will be minor (less than one degree C in the next 100 years) – but they are ignored and a scare campaign by the IPCC and greens is employed and many have fallen for the trap. In essence there is no need to find a carbon neutral power source for hundreds of years. The need to convert to Nuclear is only a reaction to the green lobby – its not backed up by real science – If I am wrong just quote me the scientific papers that show CO2 will make the planet 3 to 5 degrees warmer in the next century – I can give you the list here though – None.
There are plenty of sites around for running that kind of thing, and plenty of newspaper letters pages eat it up, so feel free, it’s a free internet. But the discussions I host on Decarbonise SA is post that type of conspiratorial nonsense, and I moderate it out with pride; it is a waste of the time and energy I put in. I will be discussing the reasons why I have made this decision further in an upcoming post. Feel free to stick around and read about it.
And no, I will not be providing you with a list. I call that type of request “Queen Bee denial”, and you can read about it on the site.
There is nothing conspirational in my assertions – They are logical and commonsense.
Unfortunately you will find that in coming years you have fallen for a con and you were not smart enough to pick it –
Much like most Germans were not smart enough to see Hitler was a madman or those opposing Galilleo were not able to think logically.
Check out my powerpoint if you like logic.
All the best in your endeavours
Godwin’s law (also known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is a humorous observation made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (100%).” In other words, Godwin put forth the hyperbolic observation that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.
There are many corollaries to Godwin’s law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself) than others. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.
Live and learn, Larry. Live and learn.
Have a great weekend!