I’m getting fed up with the same shitty arguments against AGW; that is to say, the same shitty arguments that I USED TO USE.
So, I raged a little.
David Goodridge is the “Political Director” of the Australian TEA party. Their website, a mind-numbing collection of bollocks and bullshit, calls for donations to fund what they no doubt feel is a noble cause.
He calls himself a “Pro Life Protestant” – what he means to say is that he’s misogynistic and needs a 2,000 year old book to tell him what to think and how to act.
Don’t think I’m he’s wrong about global warming BECAUSE he’s a misogynistic, credulous fool; he’s wrong because he’s shit at thinking critically.
David, along with his absent-minded cohorts frequently litter the 2UE Radio Facebook page of David Oldfield with links to the Australian TEA party website’s pages, the contents of which is nothing more than ad hominem dribble as an argument against AGW.
It should be noted, 2UE has a number of politically right-wing hosts, but not all of them are ignorant of the evidence for AGW, or at least not all of them willfully ignorant.
I have, for a while, spent some time attempting to present the evidence that global warming is occurring, and indeed how we know that it’s caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
As I noted in my rant to the left, that evidence is frequently overlooked, but when it is acknowledged it is dismissed as irrelevant.
The arguments against AGW are often a mish-mash of climate myths, which are PRATT (Points Raised a Thousand Times) and appeals to political issues as a reason that AGW theory is false.
“The Government is going to introduce a tax because of AGW.. I don’t like that, therefore AGW isn’t true.”
Not surprisingly, deniers (and most AGW skeptics) don’t understand why the statement is so blatantly stupid till you equate it to:
“The shop wants me to pay too much for the shirt.. I don’t like that, therefore the shirt does not exist.”
And even then, rather than acknowledge the fallacy, they hop to their next “Anti-AGW Checklist” point like nothing ever happened.
Not much else to say but “dunning-kruger”.