Letters / Death of intelligent argument

I am not at all sure he realised when he wrote it (Conspiracy theorists; SN 21/11/12), however I congratulate Gordon Harmer on his insightful concluding quote which certainly hits the nail on the head with respect to the state of the global warming/climate change debate – a Freudian slip by Mr Harmer, perhaps?


The factors which cause changes in the climate are many and varied and insofar as the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide has any significant effect on global temperature the state of climate science is as yet so much in its infancy that it is impossible to make any realistic predictions about what climatic changes may transpire in future, whether caused by changes in carbon dioxide level or anything else for that matter.

This is partly because of lack of funding for and indeed, outright suppression of, competing theories.

A number of agencies have been involved in this, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UK government and none other than dear old “Auntie” herself, the BBC.


They have all been caught out trying to suppress the arguments they were unable to counter fairly and their dirty laundry has been exposed not as conspiracy theories, but as a matter of public record – poor old “Auntie” has got her bloomers in a right old twist!

The statement: “Not ignorance, but the ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge”, therefore, succinctly describes the achievements of those who have sought and continue to seek to maintain ignorance of important factors affecting the climate and the development of climate science by disgracefully suppressing rival scientific theories.

The death of not only knowledge, but also of intelligent argument from those who have been cornered into presenting global warming science as a matter of belief and denial – religion – as opposed to a debate about science, has been the result.

John Tulloch
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