A Few Things Ill Considered

What’s in a name?

We have discussed that persistent question here before: what word to use when talking about people who simply refuse to acknowledge in the slightest the rather solid case for the theory of anthropogenic global warming.

I was thinking it would be worth a very in depth and lengthy post. But I gratefully bow to Greenfyre’s excellent essy on the subject which you can (and should IMO) read in full right here.

He makes all of the points I would have plus a good deal more.


  1. #1 Greenfyre
    December 5, 2008

    Thanks for that Coby 🙂

    I have wondered for a while whether it is just my browser, or if there was more to the fact that on my machine your page appearance is such that the link (upper left) appears as:
    How to Talk to a Climate
    with the solid black line running right through the word “sceptic” 🙂

  2. #2 coby
    December 5, 2008

    It does that for me too since I switched to Firefox, IE gets it right on this one though. Not sure what to do about it, it is already smaller than I would like.

    I will shake up the sidebar soon anyway, maybe it will fix itself…?

  3. #3 Milan
    December 8, 2008

    Joseph Romm suggested the term climate change delayers, since the unifying theme is a desire to delay action on climate change. For instance, there are deniers who say all changes are caused by the sun, while others say warming is caused by greenhouse gasses but is beneficial. In general, there is no agreement. The point of commonality is a desire not to see climate mitigation policies, especially carbon pricing.

  4. #4 paul
    December 11, 2008

    That essay is a joke. One word should be enough – “wrong”. That essay only has to be written because use of that word cannot be justified.

    And the people listed here, are they all to be equated with those who beleive the moon-landings were fake (as Al Gore recently compared AGW deniers to these).