It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bug Report

To clarify: I feel the same way xkcd (aka Randall Munroe) does about conspiracy theories in general.

I mention it here because I was specifically thinking about the idea that there is a vast conspiracy of scientists to convince people of the otherwise absurd idea that there might be some problem about releasing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and to squelch any arguments to the contrary.

Instead of, you know, overwhelming evidence.


bi -- International Journal of Inactivism said...

In climate inactionotopia, everything is a conspiracy now. Svante Arrhenius and Charles Darwin and Margaret Mead were all part of an age-old conspiracy to promote eugenics (says Tim Curtin). The phrase "social justice" is a codeword for Marxism (says Tom DeWeese). Jacques Chirac wants to take away Americans' guns (says Christopher Monckton). Oh, and not forgetting the Freemasons...

-- bi

duffandnonsense said...

Well, if it's a conspiracy it isn't awfully successful, it seems to me, given the huge and increasing number of doubters.

Personally, I'd find it easier to believe that Man failed to land on the moon than that Man caused more than imperceptible global warming.

Oh, and for your friend, 'Bi', the term "social justice" is a pleonasm. Or, putting it more bluntly, it is yet another example of socialists gang-banging the meaning out of words which had hitherto been perfectly clear, eg: The Peoples Democratic Party of Where-ever, or, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, that sort of thing!
David Duff

guthrie said...

Indeed, such a huge and increasing number of doubters that the internet is deluged with them, and newspapers don't have enough space to print letters from them.

For someone with no cards in his hand, you sure bluff confidently.

guthrie said...

Hey, David, you forgot "The conservative party".

duffandnonsense said...

Ah but, Guthrie, doubters do not on the whole write letters and lead campaigns. Even so, there was a recent poll which our American host may recall in which (I quote from memory - always dodgy in my case) something like 48% of Americans doubted AGW.

I keep trying to forget the Conservative party but it won't go away!
David Duff