Questionable Motives

January 21, 2014

How can you detect climate change denialism in action?

Filed under: Climate Change,denialism,Global Warming — tildeb @ 2:39 pm

Easy: listen to the language.

When you hear someone include a phrase like “invented by Al Gore” or “the models are wrong” or “climate changes all the time” you know you’re about to face climate denial in action. Here’s a reminder why:


(h/t to Climate Denial Crock of the Week)


  1. Read a quote once (or perhaps it was in a movie, I can’t remember) that said: “War is the ability of a few rich men to convince a few million poor men to fight and die for them.” It seems this principle applies equally well to climate deniers.

    Comment by john zande — January 21, 2014 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

    • That’s a good quote, but the effects from successfully denying climate change – and therefore denying responsibility for altering its causal effects – is much more profound that any previous war and affects the global population in ways not yet appreciated. Mid forty temperatures in Celsius in Australia a few weeks back is just a taste of what a global 2-3* C rise will do this century to the majority of the world’s population.

      Comment by tildeb — January 21, 2014 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

      • Melbourne’s hot spell was weather. It suffers 40+ bouts for a week or so every summer. That said, the climate change going on in Australia is ruinous. Droughts are getting longer, then the rains come in waves I certainly don’t ever recall.

        And I agree 110%. This thing, if we don’t arrest it, will be worse than all wars combined.

        Comment by john zande — January 21, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

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