Monday, January 11, 2010

Climate deniers

The deniers seem to have got it into their heads that use of that word for what they are - those that deny - somehow implies holocaust deniers, and therefore we're calling them Nazis! This is a truly odd position.

What are we supposed to call them? I've heard many claim that they are sceptics, but frankly without any counter-evidence, or any rational argument at all, they do not deserve to be called sceptics. I consider myself a sceptic. Sceptics use rational arguments to counter irrational belief. Climate change deniers are the opposite of sceptics. So I ask again what are we supposed to call them if not deniers?

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