I just spent half an hour on Facebook, delving into the depths of intolerance, bullying and censorship. Free speech is rarely tolerated, and anti-carbon is their agenda. I should have watched this Judith Curry article first and avoided Facebook, but at least I now know who the intolerant are: In defense of free speech
If free speech is only for polite persons of mild temperament within government-policed parameters, it isn’t free at all. So screw that. – Mark Steyn
Looks like I have to go back and challenge some more. Oh well, here goes …
James Delingpole is reading my mind again, picked up by Steve Kates over at Catallaxy: “A lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks”
James Delingpole has a new book out The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes!. He is being interviewed here by Ed Driscoll.
“I’m not a scientist and actually given what I’ve seen of scientists in my experiences following the global warming scam, I’m glad I’m not a scientist because a lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks. They’re not some kind of white-coated elite with a special hotline to the truth. In fact, they’re just ordinary guys and girls trying to earn a living like the rest of us but slightly more dodgily than the rest of us in the one or two egregious cases.”
Tim Blair “strikes while it’s hot”:
Key word: “usually”. A few weeks ago McKibben made up for decades of humour deficiency by devising a joke so brilliant that it verges on genius.
The Harvard graduate actually proposed … a climate scientist strike.
“At this point it’s absurd to keep asking the scientific community to churn out more reports,” McKibben wrote. “In fact, it might almost be more useful if they went on strike: until you pay attention to what we’ve already told you, we won’t be telling you more.”
For all I know, the climate science community is running with McKibben’s idea. They do seem a little quieter than usual. Picture all the climate scientists dutifully withholding the latest tree ring data or Antarctic ice core measurements. Some of them might even have stopped filing grant applications.
An anxious world awaits news of the strike’s end. Meanwhile, non-scientist members of the climate panic movement – McKibben himself is a mere arts graduate – aren’t maintaining solidarity with their lab-coat comrades. Lately they’ve become louder and crazier than ever, presumably out of panic as the whole global warming issue continues to cool.
Clive James once wrote that hyper-excited Formula One commentator Murray Walker “sounds like a blindfolded man riding a unicycle on the rim of the pit of doom.” But dear old Murray has nothing on Greens senator Scott Ludlam, who last week announced: “This country is going to cook and people are going to die.” […]
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