Saturday, November 14, 2009

Denialists Are a Bit Mental

So the American Physical Society rejects attempts from a tiny group of its members (0.45%) to change it's position on climate change; that it is real, humans are doing it and we must act. What is also interesting is some exhaustive research on the tiny minority pushing for this that notes how none of them works in climate science and many of them are directly linked to right-wing US think tanks and corporate lobby groups that are bastions of denial..Simples.

Now I refer you, dear reader, to Poe's Law;

Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing.

So check this comment on Nature's blog;

It is really time to stop this silliness. 160 Physicists are not wrong. The problem is corporate America, lead by false prophets such as Mr. Gore, stand to make billions off of carbon credits, and garner other favors in the name of “saving the planet…” Needless to say, the Socialists and Marxists in our society will love the tax revenues and control of every aspect of our lives too.

The American people are wising up. We are beginning to realize this whole thing is an unholy alliance between Revolutionary Marxists and Big Environment. We know that the end goal is to wreck our lives. The planet is not in danger. There is “Global Climate Change” and there has been for billions of years. Get over it. We see you… The Blinders Are Coming Off the people and the public backlash against the Carbon Hedge Fund Scamp will be phenomenal…

So is this comment parody? It has to be!!!!

1 comment:

John Mashey said...

Minor nit: of the 206, 1 is actually a climate scientist, not none ... but you have the idea.

However, several have written books incorporating some of the silliest pseudoscience around, like that of Ernst-George Beck, who "proved" that global CO2 varied wildly for centuries ... and just happened to settle down into the more consistent Keeling Curve, by sheer accident when modern measurements techniques started to be used. Naughty folks like the IPCC ignored the fine old data, sayeth Beck.