Qs and As

Frank Lloyd Wright :-
The truth is more important than the facts.

I have a few hypothetical questions for alarmists. Hypothetical in so far as they may as well be un-uttered as no satisfying answers will be forthcoming from the quarter they are aimed at. In open forum these inquiries will either be shouted down or, as in private, skipped over as quickly as a hot manhole cover. In neither locale will their true nature or their intrinsic value be addressed. Purely for the sake of being able to look my children in the eye when they inquire of me, down the road, “did you pose the right questions dad?” I ask:

You do realize how bizarre it appears to outsiders when your focus regarding every person with whom you disagree is that they are, or have been, in the employ of the tobacco, oil, coal, or mobile phone companies etc. Anyone who has ever pocketed a shilling from a multi-national is magically and instantly rendered incapable of insightful commentary or reasoned deduction from here on in. Their prior associations preclude them from even inquisitive analysis of, let alone any deductive investigation into, further subjects and the publication or dissemination of either, for all eternity. That seems fair.

Your insistence that particular scientists, or non-scientists for that matter, are unqualified to pass judgement on climate, and indeed climatology and climatologists, and the supporters of the fairytale that mankind has more influence over it than the Sun is very close minded isn’t it? I would suggest that this shows you in a bad light. Sorry, I forget that most members of the “consensus” on the “settled science” of AGW are non-climate-scientists. This attitude precludes anyone from espousing their views, insights on and understanding of disciplines other than their own. That’s equitable, not to mention magnanimous, of you.

Do you have zero intuition? A vital part of being human is listening to our instincts. Ignore them at your peril.

Do you believe humans deserve the draconian measures being taken against them and their children and their children? Is your agenda Malthusian in everything but name? Being here now does not give you, or anyone, the right to rule on what future generations may. or may not do. You make no allowances for progress and the basic inventiveness of humans and certainly have zero faith in our ability to cure problems.

Have religion and science swapped hats? The rabid hysterical bile unleashed on anyone bold enough to stand up to the fanatics who claim there is a warming and we are guilty of it should answer this particular question.

You are joking aren’t you? C’mon, come clean. Actually you’re a denialist aren’t you. You do in fact believe that the alarmist warmers are the ones totally bereft of scientific prowess, common sense or intuition. Your training is working oh master. Grasshopper is beginning to see the light. Oceana has always been at war with Erasia.

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