The Viscount writes:
The climate bugaboo, the strangest intellectual aberration of our age, rampages because in the me and now we have cast aside three once-universal forms of learning that gave us perspective: a Classical education, to remind us that in reason and logic there is a difference between true and false; a scientific education, to show us which is which; and a religious education, to teach us why the distinction matters.Well said, Viscount! I have been skirmishing with Global Warming eco-Marxists at a British online newspaper site, and their arguments consist of some combination of the following:
With perspective, no one would waste a single second of his own time or a red cent of other people’s money trying, Canute-like, to make “global warming” go away.
1. You're not a scientist so you are not allowed to disagree.In no case are any facts presented by the warming true-believers, just a lot of ad hominem attacks and personal insults. One gets the impression that a belief in man-made global warming is not so much a philosophy as it is a bad attitude.
2. You're either stupid or a tool of the petrochemical industry.
3. Facts in the books you've read that rebut global warming may not be considered because:
- a. The author is stupid
- b. The author is a tool of the petrochemical industry.
Read all of Viscount Monckton's points here.