a blog which is pretty self explanatory.
Being irritated by laptop denialists [i.e. those with so much time to cut & paste misinformation on every comment page] it seemed logical to track down what was really said and by whom. If you find a quote claiming it is all grand conspiracy or a lie, junk science, new religion just include the quote and who said it in the comments on this page.
A word about the term ‘Denier’, no one denies the climate has not constantly changed and although a frequent meme of ‘deniers’ the concern is not that climate changes over time [many thousands of years] but the relatively stable climate that human life has flourished in over the last 6,000 years is changing rapidly and it is caused by human burning of fossil fuels.
Who determines who is listed?
The list is determined by names or quotes mentioned by commentators on the internet or in the media- an inclusion does not determine if the person denies MMCC- some scientists are misrepresented. It tends to be a democratic process- if deniers mention a person, quote them, or rely on their authority then they may get included.
The difference between climate [AGW] sceptics and deniers is the former do not deny basic physics, scientific observations and accepted theory but may take issue with method or conclusions. In this respect all scientists are sceptics. The denier is entirely different.
1/ deniers will happily hold contradictory views as long as they oppose AGW science.
2/ deniers lend weight to an argument based on x paper is right and u v w y z papers are therefore wrong. If a single paper is to turn around accepted theory then such a new theory needs extraordinary evidence.
3/deniers are incredibly unsceptical of any argument against AGW
4/deniers want to be taken seriously and have a grown up debate but quickly descend to name calling, attacks and out right lying and then accuse others of being unreasonable. Being grown-up means accepting the overwhelming evidence when it is presented. It is about being mature and not changing the subject, or cherry picking data or using the internet as place to seed doubt.
5/deniers confuse science and politics. If you think governments are looking to tax and control you [join the club!] fine. But to believe that their is a global conspiracy by science either present some actual facts or accept you are also denying reality.
Deliberate attempts to seed doubt and to ignore facts and accepted explanations [such as the no warming since meme] is the definition of denier.
All links and bios have been checked for accuracy, however if any one has been misrepresented do comment and corrections will be prompt.