Thursday, July 21, 2011

You have to read this....

While I think I held up well in the BNet debate I really did nowhere near as well as this piece in - of all places - today's The Punch (that is a News Limited title).

It outlines the deception of the Monckton/Plimer/Carter line - which goes;

That the world is not warming, even if it was warming it’s not human activity driving it, and even if human activity is driving global warming, doing nothing at all about it is the best solution.

It explains neatly the rhetoric style that blends "fact and fiction in such a way that, to the uninformed listener, what they say can seem both reasonable and reassuring" and "unconstrained by the need to actually tell the truth, and with a gift for cherrypicking facts that support their world-view (especially when taken out of context) they rattle off non-sequiturs and utter nonsense to support their main argument."

More importantly it explains the long history of the theory, that there has been no evidence mounted against it, and why the country with the highest per capita emissions on the planet should act.

Read it. Get others to read it. Blog about it. Link it on Facebook and Twitter.

Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est

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