Denying Climate Change Is Worse Than Spreading the Usual Kind of Conspiracy Theory – It Costs Lives | Mehdi Hasan

This is an excellent, MUST-READ, article by Mehdi Hasan, Political director of The Huffington Post UK. Check it out!

via Denying Climate Change Is Worse Than Spreading the Usual Kind of Conspiracy Theory – It Costs Lives | Mehdi Hasan.

Personally, I am passionate about environmental issues and often angered when I hear the conspiracy theorists at work.

Let me turn this to an open question:

Why are the arguments for and against climate change not portrayed more powerfully by  the G20?

Any thoughts?

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English: Sign at Loch Ness ... conspiracy theory?

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4 responses

  1. Thanks for your posts.

    I agree that by not citing the scientific evidence, the article was weakened.

    Take a look at another article which I reblogged this morning by Oxford economist, Simon-Wren-Lewis (SWL). He cites the scientific evidence.

    To pick up the second point, SWL also majors on the point that the conservatives both in the UK and the US are in denial on climate change. Here’s the link:

    http://wp.me/p1m0kg-4Rx

  2. I don’t think the author really made his point, at least, not the point alluded to in the title. The title was a bait and switch. In what way does the existence of a group who is up accepting of global warming costing lives? The massive hidden assumptions here are that 1. GW will kill people, 2. That we know how to prevent GW from killing people, and 3. That we would be implementing plans to prevent killing people but for the opposition of the opponents.

    No case is made on any of these issues, and therefore the author comes off as hyperbolic and irrational as the people he professes to disdain. Articles such as this do more harm than good to prospects of successfully managing atmospheric changes.

  3. This is a great article! Most conservative politicians deny it for the sole purpose that its another problem that needs to be factored into government budgets (regardless, it should!).

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