The other day I was really encouraged when mainstream media broke the story about Global carbon dioxide levels on the 11th May. Mind you, I beat them to the punch with my article on 7th.
Well that was until yesterday. Just when I thought that people were starting to ‘get it’, I saw this article written by well know climate change denier Andrew Bolt in the Herald Sun newspaper yesterday, titled “Signs that warming scare is all hot air“. It was a full page spread and the paper has a circulation of around 2 million readers here in Melbourne. My readership could never match such distribution (even though it would be nice).
I could not believe my eyes. I thought it must have been April Fools Day, but alas, it wasn’t. Climate change denial is alive and well in this Murdoch rag.
Anyway, without getting too hot under the collar, I have also been reading a great blog. In fact it is an excellent blog, called “Watching The Deniers“, which is written by Mike Marriott, who lives here in Melbourne as well.
As the title of his blog says, he reports on the antics of climate change deniers, here in Australia and abroad correcting the lies with facts. This quote from his blog sets the scene.
““Belief” is a troubling word when used within the context of the climate debate.
Frequently people will ask me “Do you believe in climate change?” as if it is a matter of personal opinion.
I always answer (politely of course) “I accept the 97% consensus of climate scientists”. My personal views are of no consequence to the reality of climate change – it is simply what the overwhelming evidence has told me.”
Right on! Anyway back to the Bolt. Mike is taking Andrew to task with a series of rebuttals over the next few weeks. Factual, and not emotive, unlike Mr Bolt.
Keep an eye out for updates over on Mike’s blog http://watchingthedeniers.wordpress.com/. Also, while you are there, read some of the comments. They crack me up.
I am sure it will be informative, accurate, and put a smile back on my face.
Sometimes I get so frustrated that I think ok then you can sink with the ship, but then we are all on that ship and unfortunately we will sink with them if we don’t hurry to fix the problem. Keep fighting the good fight, as I will keep getting the information out there too!
Gavin Webber says
Agree Angela. We all need to keep fighting the good fight, if we are to combat untruths.
Thank you so much for all you do Gavin. I get my news from you and the ABC! High profile deniers like Bolt who appears to be enjoying doing Murdoch’s dirty work Need to be told where to go and fast…..
Gavin Webber says
Cheers anon. Honored to be compared to the journalistic talent at the ABC!