Monday, June 27, 2011
Warmies wilt with their fuzzy logic
Tim Blair takes a very skeptical look at the Warmist position following adverse public reaction to the carbon tax and the whole global warming scam. ANU Arts graduate Garnaut and "I can read English" Chubb are singled out in particular by Tim.
THE warmies aren't winning and it's making them upset.
A couple of comments from government climate change adviser Ross Garnaut and government chief scientist Ian Chubb last week hint at the irritation felt by those on the climate change panic team, many of whom are beginning to lash out in angry and amusing ways.
This is entirely understandable. After all, it must be frustrating when you wade into a public debate armed only with the combined forces of the federal government, the United Nations, the European Union, thousands of activist groups, the vast majority of the media and general elite opinion worldwide, only to find your concerns broadly rejected.
As well, according to themselves, the warmie community also has on their side the very best scientific data and expertise. But still people aren't buying the big global warming fear, "buy" being the significant phrase.
Speaking at the National Press Club last week, Chubb said that dissenters from climate change orthodoxy ought not to be given the same prominence as climate change believers and that the media was at fault for allowing dissenters to make their case.
He also threw in a generous dose of snobbery.
"There are probably people now thinking I'm partisan for saying the science is in on climate change," said Chubb.
"Well, I don't think that's partisan.
"I think I can read English."
Bully for you, chief scientific person!
Maybe with your advanced English readin' abilities you can explain to the rest of us what Julia Gillard really meant when she said there would be no carbon tax under a government she led.
The lady herself seems to be having some difficulties.
"When I said those words in the election campaign I didn't mean to mislead anybody," Gillard told the ABC on Friday.
"I understand that people heard those words and they look at what's happening now and they perhaps say: 'What's going on? What did she
mean then? What does she mean now?"'
What she meant then was that there wouldn't be a carbon tax.
What she means now is that there will be a carbon tax.
At least that's how I read things, but then again I don't have Chubb-level language comprehension skills.
The real problem for Chubb and Co. isn't that climate change dissenters are given media space.
It's that space is given to climate change believers.
They do a better job of destroying their own cause than might any army of oil-funded planet-eating denialists.
Meanwhile somewhere in the recent past Australia has acquired 600 "top climate scientists according to the ABC Australia's worst news source.
Back in April, the ABC reported on a climate conference in Cairns attended by "600 of Australia's top climate scientists".
Just think about that for a second.
In Australia alone, there are 600 people employed to future-gaze about climate stuff and that's just the top group, leaving out all the middle and lower-ranking climate wonks.
Would Australia notice if half of them lost their jobs?
It might be fun to find out.
At least then they would
have something real to complain about.