The Bitterness of Your Rage Is Sweet On My Tongue
Bill Quick

The climate change deniers have won | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer

All of which is a long way of saying that the global warming deniers have won. And please, can I have no emails from bed-wetting kidults blubbing that you can’t call us “global warming deniers ” because “denier” makes us sound like “Holocaust deniers”, and that means you are comparing us to Nazis? The evidence for man-made global warming is as final as the evidence of Auschwitz. No other word will do.

Tempting though it is to blame cowardly politicians, the abuse comes too easily. The question remains: what turned them into cowards? Rightwing billionaires in the United States and the oil companies have spent fortunes on blocking action on climate change. A part of the answer may therefore be that conservative politicians in London, Washington and Canberra are doing their richest supporters’ bidding. There’s truth in the bribery hypothesis. In my own little world of journalism, I have seen rightwing hacks realise the financial potential of denial and turn from reasonable men and women into beetle-browed conspiracy theorists.

But the right is also going along with an eruption of know-nothing populism. Just as there are leftish greens, who will never accept that GM foods are safe, so an ever-growing element on the right becomes more militant as the temperature rises.

You’re right, religious whackjob¬† We “deniers” have won.¬† And you can’t imagine how much I am enjoying the rage and frustration of all you watermelon dreamers as your fantasy collapses in the hard, cold winds of the reality that you can’t preach global warming when the globe isn’t, you know, actually warming.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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The Bitterness of Your Rage Is Sweet On My Tongue — 1 Comment

  1. The evidence for man-made global warming is as final as the evidence of Auschwitz. No other word will do.

    Except for the fact there has essentially been none of the warming predicted by all the models for the last 15+ years, i.e., the models cannot even account for the past, let alone the future. And for good reason — they are irredeemably flawed: IPCC Scientists Knew Data and Science Inadequacies Contradicted Certainties Presented to Media, Public and Politicians, But Remained Silent.

    The word that comes to my mind is (progressive) mendacity.