Monday, April 05, 2010

Stop Climate Change: Vote it Away!

Denialist commentators are great fun: they seemingly have a limitless supply of bonkers - however they have a very limited supply of logic (it ran out for them about 1995). So a recent article about the exoneration of Phil Jones from the CRU elicited the usual outputing of nuts. Here's one of my favourites:
VinceOZ : 02 Apr 2010 7:54:35pm

What a crock, its all a scam and we will vote about this and it will END.

Climate Change is a waste of good CO2.

Gazzoks! Why didn't I think of this? The science is pointing to huge problems with they way we live via CO2 emissions and so we solve the problem by voting it away. "All those in favour of repealing the laws of physics say Aye?" - Aye! - and it's done. While they are at it; can we repeal the laws of gravity because I've always wanted to be able to fly!

Here's another gem:
IanB : 03 Apr 2010 7:34:55am

Any investigation into climate science, global warming, climate-gate or climate change that does not include uncensored input from people like Ross McKitrick, Lord Christopher Monckton and Steve McIntyre is a farce.

Brilliant! The way to have an impartial investigation into climate science; give a platform to 3 non-climate scientists who are already opposed to the consensus on climate change (an economist, a mathematician and a clasics scholar). Amazing way to do science. What the commentator missed is that anyone could already submit uncensored input - and McIntyre did as did a number denialists.

And one more classic:
Chris Ryan : 03 Apr 2010 7:36:04pm

Gremlin, AGW is a myth concocted by those that want to make a killing swapping "carbon credits" on the exchanges. It does not exist.

"In the last 15 years, there has been no statistically significant global warming." So said Dr. Phil Jones of CRU and Climategate fame. Remember, this is the guy who feeds the data to the IPCC.

Remember too, the Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia University is funded by BP, various nuclear power companies, Greenpeace and the WWF. It is anything but an impartial, honest organization.

As might many denial claims of forums, the poster offers no evidence of the claims. However I did do a bit of research and the only references to it's funding I could find was that it was a government funded institution primarily funded by government sources. Even the denial camp's research seems to show this. No mention of BP, Greenpeace et al.

But hey, how needs evidence, when you have denial! Let's go with the fantasy that Greenpeace and the WWF, having run out of things to campaign against (the whales are all OK and the rainforest has been saved and no animals are endangered any more) decide to collude with the climate change scientists to create a global conspiracy - and yet no evidence of this comes in in their emails?

Yeah right. And the NWO proves the moon is made of green cheese.


Jamie B said...

I came across the big-oil-and-big-nuke-funds-CRU memelet in one of the delightful James Delingpole’s more...special posts, which was itself a repost of a Telegraph reader comment:

I confess I’m getting confused by these conspiracy theories now.

Jamie B said...

And CRU is quite open about the work they've done for these industries on their history page:

Hardly sinister.

Anonymous said...

The craziness is both illustrative, and deliberate methinks ;)