Do you see why I was kind to Lockwood?
On the other hand (and via the comments on Alex's follow up post) this Alex is an absolute cunt of the first water who should have rusty ironmongery shoved up his japs-eye and then be beaten to death with his own nail-punctured cock.
Climate "skepticism" is not a morally defensible position. The debate is over, and it's been over for quite some time, especially on this blog.
We will delete comments which deny the absolutely overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change, just as we would delete comments which questioned the reality of the Holocaust or the equal mental capacities and worth of human beings of different ethnic groups. Such "debates" are merely the morally indefensible trying to cover itself in the cloth of intellectual tolerance.
And this just shows off your rampant stupidity. AGW is a theory: a theory with a good number of holes in it, not least that we cannot even be sure that the world is warming. Further, AGW is a prediction and a prediction that has been, for as long as we have been able to observe the correlation between reality and said prediction, proven to be at the very least inaccurate.
The Holocaust is an historical fact: we know that it happened. We have documents, eye-witnesses, photos, film-footage, forensics and all of the other paraphernalia of past events.
The idea that different human races have different mental capacities is controversial and almost certainly untrue. However, it is very far from being impossible. It rather depends to what extent mental capacity is governed by genetics (very little, seems to be the current concensus). Because, you see, different human races can have grouped genetic traits. This is why, amongst other things, white people are white and black people are black: the black race possesses a gene (or set of genes) that stimulates high levels of melanin pigmentation in the skin, whilst the white race does not. This is a racial—some would say the racial—genetic trait.
This fucking idiot has decided to conflate three different arguments and present as the same kind of general evil. Ergo, this man is a retarded fuckwit without even the brains to defend his own disgustingly illiberal position.
So, if you're a climate skeptic, you may be well-intentioned and you're certainly welcome to your opinion, but we're not interested.
The "skeptic" position is not an attempt at scientific inquiry, it's a PR scam, funded largely by coal and oil interests and run largely out of American right-wing think tanks.
Seriously, if there is all of this coal and oil money sloshing around to fund the sceptics, then where the fuck is my share, eh? Why the hell aren't oil companies throwing their filthy lucre at me?
Oh, and while we are about it, who is throwing the filthy lucre at pro-AGW "scientists"? Would that be governments? And Green NGOs (mostly funded by our governments)? Why, yes; yes, it would.
Every scientist is funded by somebody: why is any of this relevant?
The point of climate skepticism, politically, is not to engage in fruitful discussion.
Says the man who has proudly announced that he is not going to engage in discussion...
It is to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt...
I'm sorry; I thought that that was the job of the AGW lobby. Oh, wait, I didn't rad the rest...
... about the overwhelmingly clear science on climate change...
Oh, yes, it's clear alright.
... and the moral imperative to act quickly to stave off climate change's worst consequences. By repeatedly posting "skeptical" and confrontational comments about climate science whenever climate solutions are discussed, anti-environmentalists hope to hijack discussion and slow movement toward climate solutions. That's a bullying, dishonest tactic, and we're not putting up with it anymore.
That's right! We're going to shut down all debate so ner ner ner-ner ner.
Look, sunshine, the way that science works is that not one single theory is absolutely proven, OK? Science—or, rather, good science—relies on falsifiability; that is to say, it is a central axiom of science that no theory can be absolutely proven to be true: it can only ever be proven to be wrong. As such, everything is up for debate.
Except, of course, at WorldChanging: the website where the tagline "change your thinking" is not an invitation but an order.
Fucking hellski, what a cunt-faced weasel this man is.