Climate Change deniers are fuckwits. They deserve all the abuse. I’m all for it.
Oh, and here's Sunny "I have no scientific qualifications whatsoever" Hundal again, in the same thread.
[Climate sceptics are] unlikely to realise the error of their ways even if you present them with all the evidence, and there is plenty of it.
But most of the time, if we keep conceding ground just to try and show them the ‘error of their ways’, then its a battle already lost. And the environment is too important for that.
Indeed and, in Master Hundal's World of the Ad Hominem, the environment is far more important than the high food prices that are causing riots and deaths around the globe: full ahead with biofuels, Jeeves old chap, and bugger the poor and the starving, what what!
Meanwhile, back in the land of reality, EU Referendum presents a precis of the latest Booker column.
But, the things you will not hear from the BBC are: "Globally, 2008 significantly cooler than last year" or "Global temperatures dive in May".
Yet these have been the fare of numerous websites dealing with the issue, not least Watts Up With That which has been reporting the latest data from Dr Roy Spencer, formerly head of climate studies for Nasa.
Based on satellite and balloon temperature readings taken at various levels up to 135,000ft, the first item showed that global temperatures in the first months of 2008 were on average between 0.4 and 0.5 degrees Celsius lower than they were at the same time in 2007. The second said that temperatures in May again fell sharply, by nearly 0.2 of a degree, bringing the drop since January 2007 to 0.77 degrees.
In other words, writes Booker, in just 16 months we have seen global cooling greater than the 0.7 degrees net warming recorded by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the whole of the 20th century. Yet it was on this figure more than anything else that the whole warmist theory has been based. Those IPCC computer models never predicted anything like this recent drop in temperatures.
So, whilst we sceptics look at the data and try to make sense of the entangling and varied "adjustments" and measurements—you might find this Register article on the strange variance of NASA's temperature measurements over the years rather interesting—the catastrophic AGW fans are, essentially, sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling, "la la la la! We can't hear you. La la la la..."
It's all slightly pathetic, really and they will look even more pathetic in twenty or more years' time when the course of the world incontrovertably shows that we sceptics were right and the pseudo-intellectual warmists were gullible tools of authoritarian governments and Daily Mail style scare-mongering. I hesitate to draw parallels with the "useful idiots" who supported the Communist USSR but...
And, in the meantime, solar cycle #24 continues to be worryingly overdue...