Laughter is the best weapon against AGW believers

Russ Vaughn
As the man-made global warming movement disintegrates, something we AGW skeptics must understand is that true believers like Al Gore and his cultist followers aren't going to give up the fight easily. They are going to be much like the soldiers of Imperial Japan in the South Pacific at the end of WWII, who hid in jungle redoubts and mountain caves, refusing to surrender on any terms. Just as back then, with the most recalcitrant of the Warmers, we're going to have to dig 'em out and annihilate them because they are never going to concede that their views were mistaken or their cause futile.

What with the lava flow of revelations about the junk science that went into the vaunted IPCC report, you'd think that the mainstream media would be having some second thoughts about being so deeply entrenched in those AGW bunkers wouldn't you? Well, not if our state rag, the Albuquerque Journal, is any example. ABQJ just ran a diatribe on the op-ed page by a self-described physicist who trotted out every ridiculous old chestnut against AGW skeptics as well as a couple of new ones, all of them about as founded in fact as the Himalayan Glacier Report. I fired off a rejoinder but I doubt it will ever see ink.

Like Howard Dean did recently, this scientist tried to paint us skeptics as science-hating Neanderthals. In my rebuttal, I countered with the argument all we AGW skeptics need to be employing, that is our concurrence with the reality of global warming, but with the caveat that we do not accept that "anthropogenic" descriptive. We need to agree that fluctuations in global climate do indeed occur, but point out that the causes aren't clearly understood by even the most accomplished geophysicists. The chances of these climate swings being attributable to solar activity cycles, modifications in oceanic currents, or more cataclysmic events such as plate tectonic shifts resulting in volcanic eruptions, and even meteor impacts, etc., are far more likely than minuscule, man-made increases in the CO2 content of the atmosphere.

I realize that I'm overoptimistically advocating countering simplistic hysteria with caution and reason which admittedly is not going to work with those wild-eyed, Imperial Warmists who will fall back to the caves as the campaign turns against them. So, just as our troops learned in WWII, sometimes you have resort to flamethrowers

In the current battle, our flamethrower is ridicule. Nothing smokes out fools quite so effectively as mockery and derision. Looks like we're gonna have to laugh ‘em outta those caves, hmmm?

Gentlemen, lock and load your irony and prepare to fire full battery of satire...

As the man-made global warming movement disintegrates, something we AGW skeptics must understand is that true believers like Al Gore and his cultist followers aren't going to give up the fight easily. They are going to be much like the soldiers of Imperial Japan in the South Pacific at the end of WWII, who hid in jungle redoubts and mountain caves, refusing to surrender on any terms. Just as back then, with the most recalcitrant of the Warmers, we're going to have to dig 'em out and annihilate them because they are never going to concede that their views were mistaken or their cause futile.

What with the lava flow of revelations about the junk science that went into the vaunted IPCC report, you'd think that the mainstream media would be having some second thoughts about being so deeply entrenched in those AGW bunkers wouldn't you? Well, not if our state rag, the Albuquerque Journal, is any example. ABQJ just ran a diatribe on the op-ed page by a self-described physicist who trotted out every ridiculous old chestnut against AGW skeptics as well as a couple of new ones, all of them about as founded in fact as the Himalayan Glacier Report. I fired off a rejoinder but I doubt it will ever see ink.

Like Howard Dean did recently, this scientist tried to paint us skeptics as science-hating Neanderthals. In my rebuttal, I countered with the argument all we AGW skeptics need to be employing, that is our concurrence with the reality of global warming, but with the caveat that we do not accept that "anthropogenic" descriptive. We need to agree that fluctuations in global climate do indeed occur, but point out that the causes aren't clearly understood by even the most accomplished geophysicists. The chances of these climate swings being attributable to solar activity cycles, modifications in oceanic currents, or more cataclysmic events such as plate tectonic shifts resulting in volcanic eruptions, and even meteor impacts, etc., are far more likely than minuscule, man-made increases in the CO2 content of the atmosphere.

I realize that I'm overoptimistically advocating countering simplistic hysteria with caution and reason which admittedly is not going to work with those wild-eyed, Imperial Warmists who will fall back to the caves as the campaign turns against them. So, just as our troops learned in WWII, sometimes you have resort to flamethrowers

In the current battle, our flamethrower is ridicule. Nothing smokes out fools quite so effectively as mockery and derision. Looks like we're gonna have to laugh ‘em outta those caves, hmmm?

Gentlemen, lock and load your irony and prepare to fire full battery of satire...