Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Renewed wave of denier attacks.

There appears to be a new assault on the AGW front.

The deniers have become extremely bold and are now attacking the message and the messenger on all fronts.

Recently the National Post, which I occasionally read just to see how ridiculous their commentary is, spent at least two days with full page articles and letters attacking David Suzuki. The two letters came from the team of Patterson and Ball, both of which denounced the science behind global warming and referred to Suzuki as a tired old crack pot whose message hasn't changed in over 20 years.

Now we have an article in the Toronto Sun loudly denying global warming and making fun of anybody who is "crazy" enough to believe, or worse "preach the gospel" of AGW.
Mr. Goldstien does make on good point though, "Their absurd, disgusting and juvenile attempts to suggest anyone who doesn't bow down before their half-baked ideas, self-righteous prattle and mindless propaganda is comparable to a Holocaust denier, have gone on unchallenged for too long."

Given that the science behind AGW supports the "global warming fanatics" position and thus refutes the "half-baked ideas" that the deniers cling to makes it clear who the real "fanatics" are.

One thing this article does, as well as the others I have read lately, is to make it very clear that the deniers fell that they are gaining more support and that now is the time to “strike”. The call to arms, "have gone on unchallenged for too long" is clearly meant to incite an increase in action amongst the deniers.

Day after day, year after year, decade after decade, while we drag or feet, the warming continues.

Originally posted on the Desmog blog.


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