Oh I completely understand Delingpole’s frustration with the leftist global warming economic assassins; they offer refutable “proof” and call it “irrefutable,” and think yelling exaggeration at the top of their lungs makes them right.
He takes us riding with him in a car with a “Warmist” (I like that counter to the left’s “Denier” tag) as he describes the conversation he had, which was hugely entertaining to me.
But then Delingpole gets to what is undeniably the bottom line truth in dealing with the angry left and their hatred of him and anyone disagreeing with them on
global warming climate change;
I get this a lot everywhere from the comments below this blog to Twitter. (One young man even Tweeted on Sunday asking for someone to “knife” me because he didn’t like what I had to say on the BBC debate programme.) Their “thinking” goes something along the lines of: “James Delingpole is so rude and unpleasant and right-wing that everything he has to say is evil and I’m amazed he gets paid for this stuff and I just wish someone could shut him up or kill him.” Yeah, but never mind what you think of me: that’s obvious. Where’s your counter to my argument, that’s what I’d like to know?
It is said of the British, however, that we tend to lose all our battles except that last, thus winning the war. Climate sceptics, on the other hand, now seem to be in danger of reversing this process – winning the battles but losing the war.
This thesis is tried out in an important piece by Autonomous Mind who notes that the battle over climate science is by-and-large meaningless. The climate agenda, he says, is but one front in a much broader campaign involving the centralisation of power, the erosion of democracy and liberty and the transfer of wealth.
Thus says AM, no matter what the “science” reveals and how much it is debunked, there will always be another line of attack from the sustainability playbook to further the political – and economic corporatist – agenda. On that front is where the battle needs to be fought, not in the theatre of carbon dioxide emissions, raw and adjusted data or fractions of a degree of temperature change.
Exactly the same sentiment is reflected in a report by Dennis Ambler.
Whilst the continual scientific rebuttals of the climate reports produced by the IPCC may make many people think that this charade cannot continue much longer, behind the scenes it is quite irrelevant, he writes. The long-term process marches relentlessly on as if there had never been any challenges at all.
Nothing matters but their leftist agenda. No science, no proof, not the lives of farmers in Central California, nothing slows the leftist and their Democrat allies in their frog-marching of the free world to the stone age.
- Why I am so rude to Warmists (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Fakegate: Global Warmists Try to Hide Their Decline (libertyorequality.wordpress.com)
- Richard Who? AP, NYT, Others Ignore UK’s Lindzen As He ‘Pwns’ Global Warming Alarmists (newsbusters.org)
- None dare call it treason… (superfluous-man.com)