I have a little challenge … I’m looking for anything from the climate change Deniers that is not a lie, distortion, misrepresentation, or out and out fraud. I am trying to find something, anything, anything at all pertaining to the climate change that we are currently experiencing that:
You’d Think They’d Shout it from the Roof Tops
If they had anything real, anything of substance, any evidence or fact at all you would think that they would shout it from the rooftops. You might imagine that it would be plastered all over every Denier website and blog, wouldn’t you?
For the past few months I have been checking out the Denier claims. At Digg.com alone I have looked at over a thousand. I have also read material on hundreds of Denier blogs and websites by both amateur and the professional shills, and watched too many absolutely ridiculous videos (eg the aptly named “Swindle“). I have searched high and low for anything of substance, anything at all, and the result of my search has been …
It’s all well aged porcine fecal matter. All of it, lock stock and barrel. They have nothing, nada, zilch, gar nichts, zip, wuyou, ничто, ei mikään, null set, sfa … how can I put this?
Yes there is a lot of legitimate debate about significant details of climate science, some of it quite heated. But anything that actually puts climate science into question? No, nothing.
Unless you folks know of something.
So there it is folks; have the Deniers actually got something squirreled away in some secret lair? Some actual evidence? even a single fact jealously guarded by a select Council of the Immundati? Let’s find out once for all if the Deniers have even a single scrap of reality to their stance, or if it’s all just lies and frauds.
If you think you have something please post the link to this most Holy of Artifacts in the comment section below.
Remember it must meet the criteria given above, so please check How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic to be sure it has not already been debunked before posting.
Artifices will be labeled for what they are and mocked mercilessly. The better ones may be the subject of future blogs.
Naturally if nothing turns up it is not proof that nothing exists, but they spend so much energy and angst trying to convince us I would think they want us to see it, no?
If something real does turn up I will pack this Denier Slaying in and go get a life … So let’s do this.
I see I am going to have to sharpen the point somewhat here. Being blunt, the professional Deniers (see “The “Skeptics”: Who Are They?” at right) who have made a career out of Denial apparently have not been able to find anything, or at least they have not told anyone about it or put it on their various websites.
So the probability that something you find in a quick internet search or laying around Digg turns out to be “it” is really, really, really unlikely. Please see the criteria above … thanks again.
UPDATE Oct 12/ 2008
Why Climate Denialists are Blind to Facts and Reason: The Role of Ideology