Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The end is nigh?

Denialists hate facts. Don’t like first-hand science. Too difficult. That’s why most of their huffery and puffery is directed at secondary sources rather than original scientific papers. Easier to muddy the waters.

Sites such as RealClimate do a commendable job in explaining the science behind our understanding of climate and climate change in a clear and concise fashion. Their arguments are rarely rebutted and they’ve exposed many a loopy scientific theory, thankfully before they’ve extended too far past the Right-wing blogsphere.

Denialists hate RealClimate and similar sites.

Accordingly, blogs such as the Institute of Public Affair’s www.jennifermarohasy.com have now banned RealClimate links in all posts relating to climate change.

Please don't quote non-objective sources like RC -they will now be deleted..........etc.

Even the fig-leaf that is the ‘discuss all points of view’ meme, the so-called debate, is gone. The retreat is on. We’ve hit the “Nah-nah-nah-nah” stick the fingers in the ears stage (which has been privately occurring from time immemorial, put rather publicly for the past year or so).

All rather unedifying. And unsurprising.