It was the “Guardian” who Masterminded that “study” which did that “statistical sleight f hand” on how many “scientists” agree with “man made CO2 = Global warming” and converted 65 articles which “Agreed” that there was in fact global warming happening and / or that CO2 made by man had some effect, however small out of 11,944 articles on the subject studied into that 97% Agree figure immediately proior to the Paris “conference”
As for “George Monbiot” - He is the leading proponent of the fiction and his articles are always couched to undermine and denigrate the character of anyone who dares to query his assertions.
Much as @eddieb s contribution above ;[quote=“eddieb, post:134, topic:30013”]
I wouldn’t know, I’m long finished with school and university, but typical of the sort of nonsense comment you have, regrettably, chosen to turn to. I honestly thought you were better than that.
What is it about this topic, and some other topics I could mention, that brings out the worst in people? Why rant, insult, and ridicule people just because they have a different opinion than you?
If I thought for one moment that you could have a sensible, open-minded conversation about this, I would without hesitation. However, your earlier posts on this thread show that you are not able or willing to do so.
No doubt you will reply to this with your usual overuse of “”, CAPITALS, cheapshots, and the like. I hope this amuses you as much as it does me, but I am done with this “conversation”
Booker on the other hand is a real investigative journalist and has written much on the subject of “delusions” of the masses and the politicians by “false prophet scientists” and the attendant pressure groups. His books are meticulously researched and referenced.
One of his classics, which goes into the phenomenon is this one ;
Which is synopsied thus ;
“…From salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millennium Bug to bird 'flu, from DDT to passive smoking, from asbestos to global warming, ‘scares’ have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world. This book for the first time tells the inside story of each of the major scares of the past two decades, showing how they have followed a remarkably consistent pattern.It analyses the crucial role played in each case by scientists who have misread or manipulated the evidence; by the media and lobbyists who eagerly promote the scare without regard to the facts; and finally by the politicians and officials who come up with an absurdly disproportionate response, leaving us all to pay a colossal price, which may run into billions or even hundreds of billions of pounds. This book culminates in a chillingly detailed account of the story behind what it shows has become the greatest scare of them all: the belief that the world faces disaster through man-made global warming. In an epilogue the authors compare our credulity in falling for scares to mass-hysterias of previous ages such as the post-mediaeval ‘witch craze’, describing our time as a ‘new age of superstition’…”
This actually contains little about Global Warming - just treats it as “yet another” of these “scares” which it is of course.
His new submission
Goes much further into the phenomenon with special thanks to Irving Janis’ work on “Groupthink”
A pdf can be downloaded here;
Just in case anyone happens to want to read the discussion, rather than just what the Propagandists have to say about the Author.
It does take a few hours and might not be suitable for those with short attention spans
Throughout this thread are many many links to evidence from very credible and well qualified people who universally disown the “Manmade CO2 = Global Warming” “Non-Consensus”.
On the other side, there is no evidence presented at all and a definite lack of interest in discussing anything around the issue except how dreadful the “Deniers” are !