Does Lord Christopher Monckton ever sleep? Thank goodness he must not–he’s out today with another brilliant hit piece on the global warming hoaxers. This time its Scientific American, who viciously attacked US Senator James Inhofe because he had proclaimed 2009 to be the Year of the Skeptic. (Remember when scientists were skeptics?)
Venomously, Science Fiction American’s editorial comment continued: “Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those whom Inhofe calls skeptics are more commonly termed contrarians, naysayers and denialists.” Yah-Boo! This name-calling marks the depth of unscientific desperation to which the proponents of the “global warming” nonsense have now sunk.
Unscientific American pompously continued: “Not everyone who questions climate change science fits that description, of course—some people are genuinely unaware of the facts or honestly disagree about their interpretation. What distinguishes the true naysayers is an unwavering dedication to denying the need for action on the problem, often with weak and long-disproved arguments about supposed weaknesses in the science behind global warming.”
Politicized American, following a host of similarly left-leaning bodies such as the Royal Society and the unspeakable BBC, proceeded to parody and then condemn the now-overwhelming scientific case against the notion that CO2 is the principal driver of the past half-century’s “global warming” by setting up and then knocking down seven feeble straw men – childish, dishonest simulacra of the true scientific arguments against “global warming” hysteria. It described its straw men as “only a partial list of the contrarians’ bad arguments”. Yah-Boo!
After ripping Unscientific American to shreds, Monckton goes on to reproduce each of Scientific American’s seven straw men, state the true skeptical argument, and discuss the scientific truth.
A must read: Scientific American’s Climate Lies | The SPPI Blog.
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