The dangers of bone-headed beliefs

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    The dangers of bone-headed beliefs
    Surely it's time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.

    Not necessarily on the forehead; I'm a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ''Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?''

    On second thoughts, maybe the tattooing along the arm is a bit Nazi-creepy. So how about they are forced to buy property on low-lying islands, the sort of property that will become worthless with a few more centimetres of ocean rise, so they are bankrupted by their own bloody-mindedness? Or what about their signed agreement to stand, in the year 2040, lashed to a pole at a certain point in the shallows off Manly? If they are right and the world is cooling - ''climate change stopped in the year 1998'' is one of their more boneheaded beliefs - their mouths will be above water. If not …

    OK, maybe the desire to see the painful, thrashing death of one's opponents is not ideal. But, my God, these people are frustrating. You just know that in 20 years' time, when the costs of our inaction are clear, the climate deniers will become climate-denial-deniers. ''Who me? Oh, no, I always believed in it. Yes, it's hard to understand why people back then were so daft. It's so much more costly to stop it now.''

    That's why the tattoo has its appeal.


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    It has always been about fascism. Global warming has just been a convenient lie to achieve it.
     
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    LOLOLOLOLOLOL......Daveboy, you are a walking exhibition of the dangers of bone-headed beliefs. Your cult of AGW reality deniers has come to rival the Flat Earth Society in that department.
     
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    was this madness actually published in a newspaper ?
     
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    Fascism against who?

    The rich and the powerful?

    Last I looked..the oil lobby started a war in Iraq.

    Yeah team.
     
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    The only people who know the truth are farmers. I'm a farmer.
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    Fascism can occur insiduously, from the OP screed>

    The right tended to be sceptical about climate change from the start and for exactly the same reasons. It's the sort of problem that requires global, communal action, with governments setting rules. It is a problem that requires tools they instinctively dislike using.


    If we learned anything from Copenhaugen, it was global governance seeking to foist the expense of 'climate change' directly onto 3rd world countries

    ergo, the 'who' in your querie Sallow....
     
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    Politically, the right has tattooed this on their foreheads. They have denied that the world was warming for decades, and then when it was obvious that this fabrication could no longer be supported, started saying, "well, it's warming, but it has nothing to do with GHGs and mankind".

    Now, as we are starting to see real consequences, the idiocy of denying solid science is going to come back on them. Even today, they are trying to defund science, so as to avoid data that will show what fools they are.
     
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    It works like this..

    Stage 1- Deny that global warming exists....no need to do anything

    Stage 2- Reluctantly admit that there is global warming but deny that man has any impact...nothing we can do about it

    Stage 3- Acknowledge that man is impacting the climate........Too late to change anything so keep doing what we are doing
     
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    Anyone who tries to "forcibly" tattoo me is gonna' get forcibly killed.
     
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