Bookmark and read Hot Whopper – a site that has consistently and professionally countered the idiotic denialist meme championed by WUWT. Sou is doing a great job over there, along with other quality commentators who will post in the comment section (always read the comments on the sites I recommend for other information and perspectives).
Pretty much every stupid argument ever written by the denialists crowd is dealt with and dispatched as the idiocy it really is. It’s taught me a lot.
The latest idiocy is another worn out and tired rerun of denier idiocy, Anthony Watts does an “algoreisfat”, making it too easy…
This would be great first entry into the “Stupid Human” category on this blog (which I’ve yet to create), but there have been many more blog entries that deserve this designation too. I weighed in and will share my comments here:
“It was as though Anthony’s “algoreisfat” article unleashed a pent up tornado of complete insanity – madness.”
I absolutely love your site Sou. You’ve done far more for the awareness of climate change then most by targeting the heart of the denials meme. Refuting the idiotic denialist crowd is a thankless weary unpaying job that eats up tons of valuable time – but I’ll give you a big thank you, as I am sure most here will.
Denialists refuse reality. They look for shadows and connedspiracies to support their insanity. There is something wrong with them. They lack critical thinking skills.
“The most depressing thing about the internet is that it gives a voice to everyone.”
I agree. The idiots are given opportunity to voice their stupidity.
On the other hand, I’m glad we all have an opportunity to contribute and weigh in – let’s us all know what we really are as a group and as individuals. Sou’s labeled this group and its owner correctly:
“Is Anthony Watts really as stupid as he seems or is it for show?”.
The denialist meme and screed reveals something else – none of these people care whatsoever about what’s happening. Yes, they deny reality. Yes, they deny facts, evidence, eyewitness reports. But at the core of all their denialism – they do not care.
This means their selfish, heartless and ignorant. It’s a deadly combination combined with willful stupidity and arrogance. It goes hand-in-hand with the entitlement culture so pervasive today. “Give me more” and fosters the “damn the consequences” attitude “because I deserve it”. This is as selfish as it gets.
I can’t think of anything more dangerous to humanity then this. It’s a plague on the species. And it is at the heart of why we’ve destroyed so much of this planet. They join a long line of conquerors, capitalists and profiteers who have chosen to exploit everything for temporary gains and profits. The cost to the future isn’t even considered. And now we can all see what this same attitude and arrogance has led to.
Our children are inheriting a god-awful disastrous mess brought about by these very same morons and their like-minded forefathers. We’ve got a right to be angry at them, all of them, for their indifference, arrogance and attitudes that has brought these disasters to pass.
They can’t see it – because they refuse to see it. They’re steadfast refusal to wake the hell up and count the cost of their own choices and preferences will continue to lead the world to more crisis, more suffering, more death, more extinction.
And they don’t care.
They’re selfish pricks, every last one of them. And they deserve nothing from the rest of humanity.
The real irony is some of these same idiots are drowning (literally dying) – in effect, giving up their lives in accordance to their beliefs. That’s both sad and tragic. I do not say they “deserve this” because I’m not that heartless. Many more are suffering with the climate disasters that have impacted their lives. Most remain incalcitrant, stubbornly refusing to make the connection between extreme weather and global warming.
It’s proven to be very difficult to uproot this disconnect from reality. Sou and others have been trying for many years. Kudos to them. But I do have to wonder – for how much longer do we try to combat this ridiculous denial of reality? It takes a lot of time and energy. For some, it’s probably a lifelong passion to engage in and they’ll probably keep on doing it. For myself, it’s hit and miss – I turn my “focus” on many different topics and areas of interests. So no promises here – there are definitely others who are doing a far better job then I am.
Scribblers blog always contains good info – and definitely read the comments there too. If you want to educate yourself – then hang out with the better educated, you’ll learn something. His commentators are right up there with what is going on in the world today with regards to climate change, science and it’s disastrous effects.
I absolutely love this comment by Chuck Hughes:
This is a worthy find – and definitely worth reading all the way through. How Florida has been a ping-pong ball on climate change and the ridiculous Republican insanity that has already doomed much of the state – Climate Change: A Tale of Two Governors.