Wente Watch

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A climate of ignorance

Once again Wente makes a fool of herself on global warming.

This is almost too easy. For starters, Wente combines three separate conservative critiques of global warming; 1) it isn't happening; 2) it's happening but is due to natural causes, and 3) it's man-made but isn't dangerous to human life.

Only #3 has even a smidgen of scientific respectability, but Wente is apparently unable to distinguish between them. In fact, of the various "smart people" she quotes, only one (Bjorn Lomborg) is an advocate of this position. The others (oil-funded cranks and tired old Thatcherites) are in camps #1 and #2.

Trust it to Wente to claim that conspiracy theorists are actually the lone brave souls defending the world against a conspiracy theory.

It's telling that Wente chooses to write yet another lame climate change denial column, instead of on the major news event of the week, the American midterm elections. Her hero George W. Bush got his ass kicked, but Wente, like him, is still living in fantasyland.

2 Comments:

  • I'm glad that it turns out Global Warming isn't our fault or an emergency. I had lots to worry about already.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 14, 2006 11:18 p.m.  

  • I see that early in the article Wente characterizes the opinions of people who disagree with her as "rhetoric." her stuff was whispered into her ear by God, I suppose. And the rubbish about consensus is pure conservative propaganda. They introduced the issue by claiming there was no consensus on climate change, and now that there appears to be one they have to attack it. Consensus is of course irrelevant. What's important is what's most likely to be true.

    By Anonymous Sid, at November 15, 2006 4:42 p.m.  

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